Ulinzi Stars coach Dunstan Nyaudo has cautioned his players ahead of their Kenyan Premier League match against Nakumatt.
Ulinzi Stars will make a road trip to Machakos to take on Nakumatt, still oozing with confidence following the recent change of fortune after the acquisition of the team by City politician Francis Mureithi.
Both teams are going into the fixture at the backdrop of identical draws, picked in their last outings, but while Nakumatt may be excused from scrutiny due to the financial constraints the team was undergoing, Ulinzi's poor run in the last couple of games is raising eyebrows.
Ulinzi have managed to pick just two points in April and the matter was worsened by a barren draw against Thika United at home last weekend.
“We are going to a very tough game and this is very important. Nakumatt is a team full of experienced players and should be approached with caution."
Nyaudo will draw strength from the fact that his strikers have started to find their groove if only they will replicate their performance against Gachie FC in a build-up match.
Good news to Nyaudo though, is the fact that all his forwards, Oscar Wamalwa, Ibrahim Shambi, Charles Orinda, Justus Onuonga, Masita Masuta and Elvis Nandwa were on target in the 6-0 win and the coach hopes that the goals will instil some level of confidencein his striking force.
“Finishing has been the biggest headache for us in the past few matches so we need to work on that ahead of the weekend game and I also wanted to see our build-up play. I am happy that all our key forwards scored, which is crucial in bringing back their confidence,” Nyaudo was quoted on the club’s website.
Ulinzi are seventh on the log with 16 points, nine above Nakumatt, who are placed bottom of the table.