Waweru keen to cover Ruaraka shame

Dan Waweru in action against Kakamega Homeboyz in the first leg. He hopes to see the team get back to winning ways when Homeboyz tours Nakuru on Wednesday 13th June

The 0 – 3 loss at the hands of Tusker in the last game was Ulinzi Stars’ biggest in recent years and midfielder Daniel Waweru has admitted they have to give it a good response in the game against Kakamega Homeboyz on Wednesday 13th June.

A similar loss to Sofapaka in 2013 was the last the team took such in the Kenyan Premier League and Waweru has termed the massive loss a shame and hopes they can rise again and put their season back on track.

The Tusker defeat came right at the back of a 1 – 2 loss to Sofapaka prompting a team meeting to try and address a slump that has seen the team concede five goals in two games, scoring just once.


“What happened at Tusker was shameful and we have to rise above that as soon as possible. We are eager to put our season back on track with this game because we are in the title race and can’t afford to let points slip away easily.

“We have met as a team and talked about the last two league matches and hopefully we will get to address this with a good performance in the pitch on Wednesday,” he said.

In 2017, the team won just five matches in the second leg, a bad run that saw the team drop from second, to finish seventh. Waweru is hoping nothing close to that happens again.

“Last year, we had a bad start to the second leg and it went on to affect our final placing at the end of the season. We don’t want the same to happen again. After losing the first match of the second leg, it invokes bad memories and we have to be stabilize as fast as possible,” he added.

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