Ulinzi romp against Stima

By nesta kizito
Oct 19, 2014
  • Stephen Waruru (r) scored three goals against Stima, a result that delighted coach Robert Matano. (SNA File Photo)

Ulinzi Stars continued with their fine run in the Kenyan Premier League with a resounding 3-0 hammering of Western Stima at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on Saturday, thanks to Stephen Waruru’s hat trick.

The soldiers have now strung up three consecutive wins that has taken them within one point of third placed Tusker. Ulinzi are placed fourth on the table with 44 points behind Gor Mahia (51 points), Sofapaka (50 points) and Tusker (45 points).

Ulinzi were dominant throughout the entire match and coach Robert Matano was understandably delighted with his team’s performance. “The boys played well and stuck to the game plan. They knew what was expected of them and they did exactly that,” Matano said.

Waruru opened the floodgates just after the quarter hour mark when he got to the end of Kevin Amwayi’s free kick to head home. He was on target again in the 30th minute, this time with a free kick of his own. The 2011 Golden Boot winners put matters to rest in the 83rd minute with hard drive.

Improbable ‘coup’

The result put Matano’s team well placed to challenge for atleast a third place finish following an indifferent first leg of the season. The soldiers still stand a mathematically chance of staging an improbable ‘coup’ given that the maximum number of points they can attain is 53 points.

But even if they are to win all their three remaining matches, it is highly unlikely that Gor, Sofapaka and Tusker will afford that opportunity by randomly dropping points in the final run-ins.

In Mombasa, Bandari's winless run extended to nine matches after they were held to a barren draw by Nakuru All Stars. Bandari's last league win came way back in mid July when they beat Muhoroni Youth 1-0 in Mombasa.