Ulinzi Stars coach Benjamin Nyangweso believes his charges played well even if they did not manage a point against Gor Mahia FC in their Monday 29th Kenyan Premier League clash at the Afraha Stadium.
Ulinzi went down very early in the game through Erisa Ssekisambu but came back to level the scores through on-form forward Enosh Ochieng. It was, however, an old boy who would snatch all three for the visiting side as Samuel Onyango grabbed the winner very late in the game.
Nyangweso says it was a good display.
”The game has been good and my boys played well. It’s only that the chances we created were never converted but the boys did well,” he speaks in a post-match press conference.
Having started former Bandari FC youngster Omar BoraAfya in the match, coach Nyangweso would withdraw the winger in favor of John Njuguna whom he terms as a skillful player especially in one versus one situation. The change, in his view, did work out but couldn’t change the result at the end.
”John Njuguna is a good player in one on one situations, so when we saw the pitch slippery and had observed the Gor Mahia defense we thought he would do well if we brought him in. He played well and changed the game even if we didn’t win,” he says of Njuguna.
The soldiers are on their way to Mombasa to play a Bandari FC side that has twice lost on the road and take the form of a wounded lion when they play host to Ulinzi on Thursday. For Nyangweso, he also does not want to lose twice in a row.
”We have lost today so we have to fight in our next. We have to fight so that we don’t lose two matches on the trot,” he concludes.
Ulinzi have won three of their last five matches and currently sit 8th on the 18-team KPL log on 36 points from 26 matches.