Nyangweso: No advantage in having games in hand

Going into Match Day 4 action, Ulinzi Stars have played just one game and will be hoping to bag points as they look to catch up, and go on to challenge for their fifth league title. Heading into their second game of the season, head coach Benjamin Nyangweso will be hoping they recover from the opening loss to Gor Mahia.

With games in hand, Nyangweso admits the pressure is more, as he has to charge his team to play catch up. He has termed it a disadvantage and as he gets to face Wazito FC on Saturday 19 December, he will be eying a win.

It will take Nyangweso’s side at least until mid January 2021 to catch up with the rest but as he manages his squad and its expectations, his biggest strategy will be to focus on each game at a time.

Never an advantage

“It is never an advantage having games in hand, because games in hand do not necessarily translate to gained points. They come with pressure because you are always trying to catch up with the rest.

“It puts a lot of pressure on the players and to me it is not something I look forward to. All I can call for at the moment is that we focus on each game at a time and give it the required seriousness,” he noted.

After the Wazito clash, Nyangweso’s side has a game at home to Kakamega Homeboyz on Wednesday 23rd December. The Soldiers will have little time for the festivities as they will be back in action on Saturday 2nd January to take on Kariobangi Sharks in Nairobi.  

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