Ulinzi retain lean, familiar squad with few new signings

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 00:00 |
Enosh Ochieng of Ulinzi Stars celebrates after scoring against Tusker FC during a past KPL match. Photo/PD/RODGERS NDEGWA

As is tradition, Ulinzi Football Club has not gone all out in the transfer market with only three signings coming through as the new Football Kenya Federation (FKF)-Premier League season approaches.

The three new players are not considered high profile as they are only seen as cover for some crucial departments even as the forces men want to improve from their fourth position in the past season.

They were headhunted from lower league sides and are seen as being mostly those going to learn from the veterans.

Hamisi Abdalla and Oliver Rutto were signed from Water Works FC while Michael Onyango was snapped from Kahawa United FC.

The four time Premiership Champions who last won the gong in 2010 are keen to snatch it from Gor Mahia based on their improved performances over the years.

Head coach Benjamin Nyangweso has declared that his charges are ready to do battle and will leave nothing to chance. He believes that consistency in the team will be his advantage.

“Many teams have signed many players unlike us. We have maintained our squad and therefore consistency will be our weapon.

The players know each other well so it should not be a problem challenging for honours.

We have to give Gor Mahia a proper competition because they have dominated for so long,” Nyangweso told People Sport.

Ulinzi who open their account this weekend against newcomers Vihiga United have the likes of Oscar Wamalwa, James Saruni and Geoffrey Kokoyo to count on alongside youngsters Brian Birgen and Moses Mwangi. in the squad. 

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