Assistant coach James Mulinge (left) and head coach Dunstan Nyaudo consult during the game against Nzoia Sugar on Saturday 5th May at Sudi Stadium
Ulinzi Stars is set for return to action this weekend, with a fixture against Wazito FC on Saturday 19th May after 13 days since their last competitive game and head coach Dunstan The Don Nyaudo has called for maximum caution in the clash at Ruaraka Stadium.
Wazito have recently bagged impressive results, in wins over Mathare United and Sofapaka and The Don admits with a well experienced coach, Wazito are not the lightweights anyone expects with newly promoted sides.
Cause for concern
Wazito coach Frank Ouna has previously handled Gor Mahia, Sofapaka, Posta Rangers and even served in the Kenya national team Harambee Stars. This, coupled with the hordes of experience in the squad should be a cause for concern and The Don hopes his charges will be well aware of the threat posed by their hosts.
“For a newly promoted team, Wazito have shown lots of strength. They have picked out some very established teams, including Mathare, Sofapaka and Sony Sugar, who are all former champions so it says much about the team we are going to face.
“They have very experienced players and are tactically fit, with a coach who has the right experience, having handled a number of top teams and jobs so we have to be very cautious,” he said.
The Don took the team through two friendly matches ahead of the Wazito game, and he is confident in the levels he has seen and the morale in camp.
In the matches, Ulinzi Stars beat Eastlanders 8 – 1 and Liberty 4 – 0.
“Judging from the friendly matches we have had, it has been a good period of preparation and I am happy with what I have seen; the spirit in camp is good and I hope we can carry the goal scoring form to the weekend game,” he added.
The match was initially scheduled for Camp Toyoyo but with the pitch engaged on Saturday, home team Wazito switched it to Ruaraka. The Don says the team is not affected in any way by the change.
“Wazito are the home team; they choose where we play, be it Machakos or Nairobi, and it is upon us to get ready for the game. The venue change does not affect us in any way. We are prepared,” he concluded.