Soldiers Ulinzi aiming for a top five finish


Soldiers Ulinzi aiming for a top five finish
Hat-trick hero Oscar Wamalwa celebrates one of his goals against Burundi during their East Africa Military Games at Kasarani stadium in Nairobi on August 13, 2019. Ulinzi Stars FC won 4-0. Photo/Vincent Ooro/Sportpicha/Citizen

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  • The 2010 league champions finished 10th last season, their worst ever placement in the KPL but Nyanweso believes the current squad has more maturity to push higher up the table.

Ulinzi Stars head coach Benjamin Nyangweso says the club’s aim this term is to finish among the top five in the Kenyan Premier League
The soldiers opened their campaign with a resounding 2-0 win over newly promoted Kisumu All Stars on Saturday with Nyangweso saying he ‘has the right players to achieve his target’.

“The team started slow in the first half but showed drastic improvement in the second half. Maturity was key to our victory because even when we were under pressure never panicked and looking at the way other teams have strengthened this season it’s a norm we will need,” Said the veteran tactician.

The 2010 league champions finished 10th last season, their worst ever placement in the KPL but Nyanweso believes the current squad has more maturity to push higher up the table.

“This season we want to try and finish in the top five, last season we finished 10th, our target is to win the league but if push comes shove a top 5 finish will do for us.

We will take one game at a time with the aim of improving our performance because for a team to finish in the position we are targeting one needs consistency and that’s what we want,” added Nyagweso.

Nyangweso will be happy to see lead striker Enosh Ochieng’ pick up from where he left with the reigning golden boot winner netting a double on Saturday to lift them over All Stars.

Ulinzi will next face Sofapaka on September 14 after the international break.

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