It was not going to be an easy fixture for a makeshift and inexperienced Thika United FC side as they went down 2-0, from a goal in each half of the match against Ulinzi Stars this afternoon at Thika Stadium.
Coach John Njogu assembled a new team after a good number of the regular players terminated their contracts with the club. Ten new signings were in the 18 man squad that lost 2-0 against Ulinzi stars; Thika United fell behind in the 3rd minute, after a poor clearance at the back-line and had to climb a mountain to really cause a threat at the visitors and twice went close with new blood Valentine Nyandike missing the target by inches.
Ulinzi Stars who played with very little pressure found the cushion to their lead in the 69th minute of second half and things got real tough on Thika United, but the new boys never panicked and thwarted any further drabbing by the soldiers and settled for a 2-0 loss.
Starting XI: Eliud Emase, Stephen Odhiambo, Franco Balabala, Lewa Denis, Valentine Nyadika, Peterson Kanyiri, Kennedy Ochieng, Derrick Nzosi, Michael Odongo, Erick Muthii,
Subs: Kevin Opiyo, Samuel Chege, Melvin Muthomi, Haji Mwachoki, Ibrahim Mwiti, Brian Asman, Richard Waithira.
Coach Njogu will have a two weeks break before their next fixture versus Homeboyz away in Kakamega on the 14th July; This time hopefully will be used by the technical bench to gel the new players with the old ones to form a much fine tuned team, as the fixtures will come fast and congested after the the break.Report by Ken_magu.