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Ulinzi Stars needs fine tuning before season kicks-off

12:22 AM EST 2/2/18
Ulinzi Stars coach Dunstan Nyaudo.
The soldiers will begin their quest to reclaim the league title from Gor Mahia when they play hosts to Zoo Kericho on Saturday

Ulinzi Stars coach Dunstan Nyaudo has admitted that they need a few fine tuning before the Kenyan season gets underway on Saturday.

The team played KCB in the final friendly of the pre-season and though it ended barren, the forward line showed flashes of brilliance as the team attacked, and Enosh Ochieng rightly had a goal disallowed.

Having thrown a shade at the team’s build-up play in the previous friendly, against Posta Rangers, the coach noted a lot of positives from the KCB game, lauding his charges for the response.

“They responded well, as much as we did not score with the chances we created. I am happy with the pace and urgency that they had in the game and it gives me good hope going into the new season,” Nyaudo told the club’s official website.

“The best thing I saw from them in the game is we’re building from the back and I think they are slowly rectifying the issues spotted in the past preseason activities.

“We created chances and defended well as a team. We are still going to work on a few things to polish different departments but going to the opening match there isn’t a lot that we will change.”

The coach will however, be without key defender Brian Birgen, who has resumed training after injury but is still not fit enough for the clash.

“Birgen is recovering well; he was in training the last two days but I can confirm he is out of the Zoo game. Maybe we will use him the other weekend.”

The soldiers will start their league campaign against Zoo Kericho on Saturday.