Ulinzi Stars who had a cold first leg have since begun their second leg on high winning two of their second leg opening Betking Premier League fixtures against Kariobangi Sharks and Nzoia Sugar.
Midfielder Clinton Omondi says these two wins have set their eyes firmly on a top three finish.
“Our first leg wasn’t the best start, we began sluggishly and we struggled to win matches and largely found ourselves in the bottom half of the log. The second leg has been different, we have begun on the right footing, the two wins have boosted our confidence and we now feel settled. The league is far from our reach but we are a big club and we have set the target on finishing among the top four,” he said.
The former Sony Sugar winger further explains it hasn’t been easy on his side but has finally settled in the team.
“When you join any new team or work station it’s always not easy to cope in all at once. It was a challenge for me at the beginning but am glad that at last i have settled in the team. Going by my current form, I feel the pressure is off me now and I only hope to keep cementing my position in the team.”
The forward admits to pressure to his side due to poor performance;
“Ulinzi Stars is a big club and being a top club comes with a lot of demands for results. As a team, we have been feeling the pressure to turn around the first leg’s poor performance. The pressure played a part because we wanted instant results but that wasn’t forthcoming.”
Omondi concludes by applauding the new office’s new injection into the team.
“The change in management has played a huge role in our resurgence. They have injected new hope into the team and it’s one factor that has seen the team back on a strong start for the second leg .”