Robert Oyuyo in action during the team’s preseason friendly match against Mombasa Combined at Bomu Stadium in November 2018
Head coach Dunstan Nyaudo has struck off his list for the second leg Robert Oyuyo and Constantine Lokuwam as he continues to restructure the team ahead of the gruesome second leg of the season, which commenced with a game against Tusker on Wednesday.
The two join Elijah Mwanzia in the list of exiting players after the former Mathare United forward was allowed to leave earlier in the month following an eight month stay at the team.
Oyuyo, who was making a return to the team after an earlier stint that ended in 2011, made just one appearance this season, in the loss to Vihiga United, while Lokuwam didn’t manage to get to the match day squad for the duration of the first leg.
As the duo exits, The Don confirmed the return of Oscar Wamalwa and Justin Onuonga, who missed the first leg as they took part in military progression courses.
“We have released three players so far; Elijah Mwanzia, Robert Oyuyo and Constantine Lokuwam as we try to restructure the team, to see that we are stronger and more competitive in the second leg. Now going into the second half of the season we will have Oscar Wamalwa and Justin Onuonga back,” he said.
Wamalwa and Onuonga were key members of the team in the previous seasons, though the 2018 campaign was not the best for both of them, as they struggled with injury. That is behind them for now, and The Don is confident they will add value to the team.
In the meantime, the coach is still scouting for one more attacking player to beef up the department.
“The two are well conversant with the team and our systems and they will be crucial for us in the second leg. Meanwhile, I am also looking at the possibility of signing one established forward player with good KPL experience to aid in the push,” he added.
Wamalwa proved crucial on his first league game upon return, as the team drew with Tusker. Coming from the bench, he exerted good pressure, winning a penalty that was dispatched by Enosh Ochieng.