Ulinzi have gone four matches without winning nor finding the back of the net and saw their title hopes fade after losing to Gor Mahia on Wednesday
Former Kenya Premier League (KPL) champions Ulinzi Stars’ recent poor show has been blamed on sabotage by senior players “who are being used by a member in the technical bench to fight coach Sammy Simiyu.”
A source who sought anonymity revealed exclusively to Goal.com Kenya that all is not well in the 2010 champions’ camp.
“A member in the technical bench is fighting very hard to topple Simiyu. He wants the coaching job hence his decision to use the players. You could see lack of commitment from the players’ when they played Gor Mahia on Wednesday.”
“I don’t think things will be okay soon unless the management moves in to quell the mess.”
Ulinzi have gone four matches without winning worse still without finding the back of the net. On Wednesday, the team’s title ambitions went up in smoke after succumbing 1-0 to Gor Mahia.
The army men also relinquished the KPL Top 8 crown after crushing 2-0 to Gor Mahia in the final before going down 1-0 to Chemelil Sugar in a league match played in Chemelil last Saturday.
Simiyu was picked to replace Benjamin Nyangweso, who was sacked by the military side for alleged poor results.
Ulinzi on Thursday revealed that two players’ Mohammed “Rio” Hassan and Kelvin Amwayi will miss the remainder of the season after joining the military training camp in Eldoret.
Hassan joined the team from Congo United while Amwayi was poached from Western Stima.
“They will be joining from this week after the induction is over and we will be without them for the next seven months. This means that the earliest they will be back in the team is May after they pass out,” said Club Chairman Lt Col. JS Mwinyikai.
“It is a blow to the team but something good for them because there is life after football. We have to ensure that they have jobs so that when their careers on the pitch end, they will have something to lean on.”