Nandwa to play as a second striker for Ulinzi Stars from now on, says Nyangweso

Elvis Nandwa is Ulinzi Stars’ most creative player according to head coach Benjamin Nyangweso and to get the best out of the player as well as the team, the attacking midfielder will be deployed as a subsidiary striker from now henceforth.

Nandwa played in the same position, right behind the main striker, in the 2-1 win over Sony Sugar last time out which happened to be Nyangweso’s first game since his reappointment.

Big part

He played a big part in the win with his all-round display of bringing others into play with one of his shots at goal, resulting into one of the goals, as it was parried away by the keeper gifting Enosh Ochieng the chance to complete his brace.

Immediate former coach Dunstan Nyangweso usually deployed the former Mathare United player in the wide areas but Nyangweso has been impressed so far with his qualities and wants to use him as the team’s chief creator.

“Nandwa is a good player, very intelligent,” Nyangweso told Soka. “The number 10 position right behind the main striker is where I want him to play for us as I know he will be much more effective there.

“He has confidence in his abilities and for us to win games it will depend on how he responds to the position,” he said.

12 goals

Nandwa finished last season among the best finishers in the league with 12 goals but has not been as prolific this season.

He will be in action on Wednesday when his side takes on Kakamega Homeboyz at the Bukhungu Stadium looking to make it two consecutive victories for the first time this season.