Coach Salim Ali and his troops are now under pressure, registering four consecutive draws to drop rapidly from the leading pack in standings
Ulinzi Stars registered their fourth straight draw in Kenya Premier League after a scoreless result against Nairobi City Stars at Hope Centre on Saturday.
Coach Salim Ali and his troops are now under pressure, registering four consecutive draws to drop rapidly from the leading pack in KPL standings.
The soldiers however, had the better of the 3pm fixture as they had more chances than their hosts. Coach Robinson Ofwuoko would be the happier of the two tacticians as his side picked up their fifth point of the season after one win, two draws and a loss.
Dennis Ng’anga had the first chance for the home side in 14th minute but his free-kick from almost 30 yards out went straight into Francis Ochieng’s arms. Three minutes later, the soldiers, who have had a blunt striking force had a decent chance but Salim Mohammed’s overhead kick went over.
In the 25th minute, the soldiers had another effort go begging as Kevin Amwayi’s header at the far post hit the side netting. Ulinzi took command of the midfield with Stephen Ochollah and Collins Ochieng doing the spade work in the centre of the park. However, Moses Otieno was vigilant on second ball which was his biggest strength.
In the second period, both teams stepped up in search for a goal. City Stars having won their other home game against Bandari at the same venue a fortnight ago sought to score and put their feet on the ground, but a disciplined Ulinzi defense never allowed them to.
Five minutes after the second half kicked off, Ulinzi had another chance but Kevin Amwayi’s header was saved by Fredrick Majani. Thirteen minutes after the restart, the home side had the best chance of the game but Abege struck his effort wide after taking advantage of Ulinzi’s mix up in defense, to face off Francis Ochieng one on one.
Ulinzi sensed danger and stepped up their efforts upfront, Kevin Amwayi, by far their most dangerous player upfront seeing his well taken free-kick saved by Majani. City Stars face Muhoroni next away while Ulinzi Stars will play at home against Mathare United.