Nandwa coy on Golden Boot prospects

Elvis Nandwa celebrates his second goal as Ulinzi Stars picked a 2 – 0 win over Gor Mahia at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos

Elvis Nandwa has undoubtedly had the best season of his career in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) in 2018, and it could get better, with three matches still to play. The midfielder added to his rising profile another star with two goals as Ulinzi beat Gor Mahia 2 – 0 on Wednesday 19 September.

The two goals took his league tally for the season to 11 in the league and 12 in all competitions, having scored once in the SportPesa Shield, marking a massive improvement for the lad, who managed just two goals all season in 2017.


His goals place him well as a prospect for the top scorer’s accolade as well as Midfielder of the Year at the end of the season but speaking after the win over Gor Mahia, he opted to stay modest and just keep working for the team.

“I will give my best and see where we get (regarding Golden Boot and Best Midfielder’s award) at the end of the season; personally I think it is achievable but the most important thing now is to stay focused on the team goals, do all I can to lift the team, bring in crosses, provide assists and anything else to lift the team,” he said.

Important win

Speaking on the game, he termed it an important win delivered by sticking to the coach’s instructions.

“It was a good game and an important win for us; we tried our best to stick to the instructions the coach gave us and though we may have gotten it wrong in some instances I think in the end it worked well and we have three points. We had good crosses in today and from those we got our goals,” he added.

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