Ulinzi coach calls for goals as Homeboyz aim for top five spot

By Rodgers Eshitemi: Thursday, August 2nd 2018 at 00:00 GMT +3 | Football
KDF FC's Oscar Wamalwa celebrate his defeating goal against Nakumatt FC during KPL match at Kenyatta Stadium on Sunday April 22, 2018 in Machakos County. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Ulinzi Stars coach Dunstan Nyaudo has called on his strikers to be more clinical in front of goal as they prepare for Sunday’s SportPesa Premier League match against Sofapaka in Narok.

The Soldiers were wasteful in last weekend’s barren draw against visiting Nzoia Sugar. The result saw them drop to fifth place on the log.

But as they prepare to travel to Narok for their next fixture, the former Kenyan international has urged his forwards to improve in front of goal as they focus on bouncing back to their winning ways.

“Truth is that we did not use our chances in the game but then the positive side of it is that we created chances.

“We would have made a massive gain with three points from the game but we can’t keep lamenting over that; I think the mark of a big team is to rise and correct those mistakes and eye better returns in the next game.”

Commenting on the performance of their utility player George Omondi, who played as a right back in the last match, Nyaudo said: “He played extremely well; his crosses were good, his deep passes were great and covered the flanks well; both when attacking and defending.

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"All these aspects are not qualities we will find in many defenders so I am happy with the way he played.”

Elsewhere, Kakamega Homeboyz chairman Cleophas Shimanyula is confident the team will finish among the top five teams despite their unpleasant results.

Homeboyz picked eight points from a possible 18 since Paul Nkata replaced Mike Mururi in June.