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Ulinzi Stars coach excited after debut win in Kenyan league

10:08 AM GMT+4 05/02/2018
Ulinzi Stars v Zoo Kericho.
New coach Dunstan Nyaudo salutes his players after they put up a strong display to dispatch Zoo Kericho Afraha Stadium

Ulinzi Stars coach Dunstan Nyaudo was impressed with his side after they thrashed Zoo Kericho 4-2 in their opening league match on Saturday.

Early goals from Enosh Ochieng and Cliff Kasuti set the soldiers off and even though there were a few moments of uncertainty as Zoo grabbed two goals against the run of play, goals from Dan Waweru and debutant Masita Masuta settled the game.

Nyaudo, who replaced Benjamin Nyangweso, has lauded the spirit showed by his charges in the game, especially in the opening stages and acknowledged getting quick goals helped the team settle well.

“It was a very exciting game and I liked the spirit I saw from the word go; the instructions were very clear, we wanted to push forward and go for early goals and of course we did that, but again we conceded easy goals so it means we need to go back and work on that.

“Letting in the two goals is a concern and we are going to work on that, we really have no option but to work on tightening up even as we await the return of our unavailable defenders but I am happy with the effort the available players showed,” Nyaudo told the club website.

Nyaudo gave debuts to two new signings, Masita Masuta and George Omondi and the coach gave a good assessment of the duo while also lauding the team work shown in the win as four different players, Masuta included, scored.

“As the coach I feel happy for my team to have scored four goals in the opening game and to have four different scorers, it shows the kind of team work here and I am also glad that one of the new signings got to the score sheet. It is good for me and good for the players.”

The soldiers will now take on Sony Sugar in their next league assignment.