Ulinzi guns fell silent; can they fire again?


Ulinzi guns fell silent; can they fire again?
Ulinzi Stars players celebrate a goal by Oscar Wamalwa( C ) during a Kenyan Premier League match against Ulinzi Stars at Machakos stadium on January 05, 2020. Photo/ Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • Ulinzi Stars head coach Benjamin Nyagweso believes he has a squad capable of winning the Football Kenya Federation Premier League (FKFPL) title.
  • The Soldiers, who finished fourth last season, are yet to make any new signings ahead of the new campaign but Nyagweso is brimming with confidence Gor Mahia’s dominance in the league can be challenged in the 2020/21 season.

Ulinzi Stars head coach Benjamin Nyangweso believes he has a squad capable of winning the Football Kenya Federation Premier League (FKFPL) title.

The Soldiers, who finished fourth last season, are yet to make any new signings ahead of the new campaign but Nyangweso is brimming with confidence Gor Mahia’s dominance in the league can be challenged in the 2020/21 season.

Gor Mahia have won the league title four times in a row and now Nyangweso claims the other teams have come of age and are ready to mount a FKF Premier League title challenge.

“We can do better next season and see whether we can reclaim the league which has been elusive for many years. Not only Gor Mahia, but all other teams will be eyeing the title but we must announce our intentions at the early stages of the league.

“I have seen the fixtures and they’re not easy at all, every team will begin the season with an aim of making their fans happy, we will take one game at a time with the intention of being consistent and getting maximum points,” said Nyagweso, whose side kicks off the season at home against either Kisumu All Stars or Vihiga United on November 22.

The 2010 league champions will, in their second fixture, confront reigning champions Gor Mahia away on November 28, before hosting newly promoted Bidco United, and Nyangweso admits the season will be tough.

“Teams have really strengthened during this transfer window and the fact that we haven’t brought in any player doesn’t mean we don’t’ have a strong team. When we begin our pre-season and play few friendly matches, I will be in a good position to know where we need to add fresh legs.”

The Soldiers are yet to hit the camp ahead of the new season following government’s continued ban on contact-sports.

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