Ulinzi Stars head coach Dunstan Nyaudo has called on his players to unleash the full wrath of their disappointing loss in the SportPesa Shield with a fine run in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL).
The four – time league champions were on Saturday 16 March eliminated from the cup competition by Division One side SS Assad, 5 – 4 on post match penalties after a barren draw in 90 minutes.
Experience and lessons
While Nyaudo was disappointed by the loss, he termed it a good package of experience and lessons for his team, mostly made up of fringe players and called on them to give all now to the league campaign.
“The Shield is behind us now and it is only logical that we give our all in the league. All our focus is now there and I can say we took vital lessons from the weekend loss. Those who got to play now know that the best result is when you do your business in 90 minutes. Winning calls on fighting harder and making use of the chances created.
“In the league we try as much as possible to avoid defeat and I believe after the weekend experience we will see a better Ulinzi side, ready to do it for the badge and the name in the front of the jersey,” he said on the club website.
Nyaudo’s side beat high fliers Bandari in their most recent league match and the coach is hoping to see the same against Tusker on Wednesday 20 March at Ruaraka Stadium.
The midweek clash is the first in a run of matches squeezed in a tight schedule. After a two – day rest, the team will be up against Gor Mahia, then rest for three days before facing Sony Sugar at Afraha Stadium.