Four time Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Ulinzi Stars warmed up for their weekend match against Wazito FC with two big wins in midweek friendly matches on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 September.
The team faced off with two military outfits, Armoured Brigade and 2nd Brigade on the two days, on Wednesday claiming a 3 – 1 win over Armoured before wrapping up their friendly schedule on Thursday with a 8 – 1 win over 2nd Brigade.
Three straight wins
The team will head to the Wazito clash fresh from three straight wins, two in the league and one in the SportPesa Shield which saw them advance to the semis and book a date with Kariobangi Sharks and will be keen to keep up with the run after the international break.
Wazito heads to the game on the back of an impressive output and win over AFC Leopards and given they are battling to rise from the relegation zone, Ulinzi head coach Dunstan Nyaudo says they will be tough opponents.
“We opted on playing a military team because the team we are going to face is also a tough team and seeing that they are fighting relegation we expect that they will be out to throw everything at us.
“I am happy at the practice we got in the friendly. I think we picked some good lessons to apply in the remaining practice sessions and the game,” the coach said as quoted on the club website after the first friendly match.
Heading to the game Ulinzi Stars will be hoping to scale above Sofapaka who have played an extra game and are ahead of them with three points but an inferior goal difference.