New Muhoroni coach Bobby Ogolla plots Ulinzi’s downfall
Newly-appointed Muhoroni Youth coach Bobby Ogolla says he is working on a formula to defeat Ulinzi Stars on his debut assignment for his new club this weekend.
The veteran coach is barely a week old at the helm of the vastly improved Muhoroni outfit, having switched base from troubled Nairobi City Stars following a six-month spell.
Ogolla’s first assignment is a spicy KPL Top 8 semi final clash against Ulinzi at the Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday.
The winner of this two-leg fixture will inch closer to winning the first trophy of the season, a feat that comes with a Sh1 million prize.
“There is already a winning culture cultivated here, but I am yearning to improve on this by, for example, improving on the attributes and mentality of our players,” Ogolla said.
Awaiting its maiden title in its 13 years of existence, Muhoroni are currently placed sixth on the 16-team Kenyan Premier League standings with 20 points from 14 outings.
The sugarbelt side are four places and seven points behind second placed Ulinzi Stars on the log ahead of Sunday’s game.
In their only meeting so far this season, the soldiers hit Muhoroni 2-1 during a league match in April.
Besides Ogolla’s arrival, Muhoroni have also announced the signing of Ugandan duo of Andrew Sekayombya and Steven Nesta Mugisha.
Sekayombya, who has arrived at the club from Posta Rangers, has previously played for Tusker, while Nesta joins the Kenyan top flight league from Ugandan side Police FC.
The new signings will join up with the league’s top scorer Wycliffe Ochomo and veteran Nigerian attacker Abass Akinyemi at Muhoroni.