Ulinzi Stars has played a number of friendly matches in the coastal region as part of the team’s preseason regime and as the tour of the coast almost winds up, head coach Dunstan Nyaudo is amazed at the wealth of untapped talent in the region.
The team has played friendly matches across three counties – Kwale, Mombasa and Kilifi – and with good management of players, The Don says this region can be among the biggest stakeholders in Kenyan football.
He believes his side has gained massively from the friendly matches against local teams and is assured the team will head into the 2018/19 season a better side, by the strides made in the preseason tour.
“There’s a lot of talent this side and I am really impressed with what we have gained so far as a team in the preseason schedule. I believe with better management of such players, this region can have a bigger contribution to Kenyan football,” he said.
The coastal weather is probably the biggest concern for The Don but he wants to look at it in a positive way.
“It is so hot here. The weather has been an opponent to us but still it is a good experience for the lads; they need to get such exposure because they will still come here to play competitive matches in future so when we are here we want to take in all the best lessons that we can,” he added.
The team is set to take on Kwale United in a friendly match on Thursday 23rd November and another game against premier league side, Bandari FC is lined up in two days’ time.