Ulinzi Stars head coach Benjamin Nyangweso is eyeing KCB’s scalp ahead of their Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League tie on Saturday, February 26.
The Soldiers are 13th on the standings with 22 points from the opening 17 games and are on a two-match winless run, a 2-0 loss followed a 0-0 home draw, both against defending champions Tusker.
According to Nyangweso, Sunday’s game against last season’s runners up KCB is an opportunity for the lads to implement what they have been working on.
“I like the way the team is adjusting to my philosophy. We have used the break to make a few tactical changes and so far I have seen a lot of improvements,” said the tactician.
Just like most top tier clubs, the 2010 champions have used the two-week break to work on themselves and the returning Nyangweso believes his players are slowly ingesting his philosophy.
“All the departments were struggling and for a team to get good results every department must function accordingly and link up well with the other,” he added.
The soldiers’ goal this season is finishing in the top half to lay ground for a potential title charge next season.
“Ulinzi is a very respectable side in football in this country and the position we are in doesn’t represent our identity hence the importance of working hard in every game to get maximum points and get back to where we belong which is in the top five,” Nyangweso said.
Nyangweso just made a return to the team after a six-month absence during which he was on military duty as former Ulinzi Stars captain Stephen Ocholla took charge.
KCB are fourth on the log and on a four-match unbeaten run.