Strong showing against Nakumatt elates The Don

The head coach was happy to see a more lethal Ulinzi Stars side turn up against Nakumatt on Wednesday 29th August

Head coach Dunstan Nyaudo had great relief to see the team return to winning ways at home as his charges put up a great show to thump Nakumatt FC 3 – 0 on Wednesday 29th August at Afraha Stadium.

The match saw the team seal a double over Nakumatt, just four days after completing a double over Chemelil Sugar but more crucially it came at the back of a long winless run at home, which is very welcome, considering the team has done better away from home this season.

Finish strongly

Ahead of the last two games the coach called on the players to give a strong finish to the season, and he has for sure seen it with the team netting five times in the matches, and a bonus in two straight clean sheets.

“We are winding up the season and though we couldn’t reach our target of winning the title, it is important that we finish strongly. The strategy we have now is to look for goals then lock the game and I am happy with how we have responded. I only wish we had played this way earlier,” he said after watching the team run over Nakumatt.

The win however, came at a cost, with the coach forced to withdraw Masita Masuta and Omar Mbongi who were injured in the first half.

Big cost

“We celebrate the win but then it came at a big cost and now we will have to do without two of our warriors – Masuta who had a recurrence of an ankle injury while Mbongi has a thigh injury. They will be assessed by the medical team for a detailed report but I don’t think we will have them in the next match,” he said.

The team will travel to Kakamega to face Riverplate in the next game, on Saturday 1 September.

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