Kenyan Premier League side Ulinzi Stars has intensified their preseason preps in their base in Nanyuki with the Benjamin Nyangweso coached side participating in two friendlies last week.
Their first match in the week against Nanyuki Sportiff ended with a 3-1 win with the team emerging 2-0 winners over LYSA in their second game.
During the same week, the team created time to visit the club’s junior teams (the Ulinzi Stars U20 and Ulinzi Stars U13 teams) at the Laikipia Air Base as part of the club’s mentorship program.
Led by the club’s Officer in Charge, Cpt Kelvin Opuko, the team had sessions with the two youth teams and also had the senior team face off with the U20 side in an exhibition match, which ended 3-1 in favor of the senior team.
“These young boys hold a crucial place in the planning of Ulinzi Stars as a club. We are investing in them and also hoping for mutual gains in the future. Football today requires that your start nurturing players early enough and that’s what we want to achieve with these boys.
“We had our mentorship sessions with them and all went well. Hopefully, these are the faces we will see at Ulinzi Stars in the near future,” Opuko told the club’s website.
The Soldiers who have so far confirmed only one signing in Kelvin Thairu from Mount Kenya United is being captained by defender Mohammed Hassan who is stepping in for goalkeeper James Saruni who is Nairobi with the national team.
The team begins its 2019/20 KPL season with a tie against newbies Kisumu All-Stars.
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