09 Feb, 18:30
SoNy Sugar will be hoping to get back to winning ways in the Kenya Premier League again this weekend, when they host a tough Ulinzi side at Awendo Stadium.
The Millers go into the match after 0-1 loss in the hands of newcomers Wazito on Saturday as Benard Omondi was shown a red card for his late tackle on Waithira. Against a tricky Ulinzi side, Salim Babu’s side will be extra cautious not to suffer another setback. The tactician is well aware of the task at hand, and that task needs to be done without his key assassin in suspended Benard Omondi.
In Omondi’s absence, Salim is likely call on Olare Samuel but is not expected to rotate his goalkeepers with Kevin Omondi remaining the first choice. Former Bandari star Tyrone Sisia could also finally be handed the central midfield role he has been craving as Salim shuffles his pack.
Meanwhile, a 4-2 win at home against Zoo Kericho was statement enough of what Ulinzi can offer this season. However, the Soldiers still have shown some frailties especially defensively and there is overwhelming evidence when newbies scored twice.
SoNy Sugar: Bernard Omondi ( suspended)
Ulinzi FC ; Kevin Amwayi (Out)
Sony Starting XI: Omondi Kevin, Olare Samuel, Oduor Dennis, Omneri Joseph, Onyango Alfred, Oluoch Kevin, Sisia Tyrone, Ademba Victor, Ray Omondi, Derrick Otanga and Mosha Benjamin.
Starting XI: Timothy Odhiambo, Cylus Shitote, Oliver Ruto, George Omondi, Omar Mbongi, Boniface Onyango, Churchill Muloma, Daniel Waweru, Masuta Masita, Cliff Kasuti, Enosh Ochieng,
SoNy Sugar are well organised at the back and can anytime pull a stunner. This, despite failing to score a goal in the season opener. In a good day, they can get at least two goals going by the possible lethal partnership between George Abege and Ex-AFC Leopards forward Ray Omondi.
On the other hand, Ulinzi's attack line is a livewire in itself with Masuta, Enosh Ochieng and Kasuti upfront; a charge that can run down any opposition. It’s a very tight match where we should expect goals and at worst likely a draw.