Ulinzi Stars coach aware of Makwata's threat ahead of weekend showdown against Leopards
Ulinzi Stars coach aware of Makwata's threat ahead of weekend showdown against Leopards
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Ulinzi Stars coach aware of Makwata's threat ahead of weekend showdown against Leopards

Ulinzi Stars head coach Benjamin Nyangweso is aware of John Mark Makwatta's scoring threat ahead of weekend's clash with AFC Leopards. 

Leopards will be hosting Ulinzi at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos on Saturday and Nyangweso is confident of guiding his side to a good performance, coming from the victory over Tusker. The away match will see Ulinzi come up against league's leading scorer, Makwata a player he knows so well, having coached him a while back. 

"Makwata is a great player; he is a big threat to any team he faces and he is currently enjoying the fine form. If not watched, he can cause damage. The advantage we have in this is that we know him well and we have a very good defence that will deal with his threat," he said. 

"Ahead of this game we have already faced big strikers so we know very well what to expect going to this clash. Furthermore, we will be dealing with Leopards as a team and not just Makwata. So I believe we’ll be fine,” he added. 

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Ulinzi will still be without midfielder Boniface Okinyi who has a knee injury while striker Enosh Ochieng is doubtful for the game as he complained of pain in the groin in Thursday morning training.

"The preparations for the game have gone well and morale is good in camp after the win in the last game. The only low we have is the injuries but we have players to slot in and we will cope with that,” he added.

Leopards are currently second on the log with 14 points, two points behind sixth-placed Ulinzi. 

Makwata was named player of the month of September by the Sports Journalist of Kenya after netting five goals. 

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