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Football | Kenya

James Nandwa @ SS com

Stars defender given time off



Harambee Stars coach James Nandwa left out Ulinzi Stars defender Mulinge Munandi from the travelling party for the friendly clash with Libya, saying the experienced defender needs a rest.

The Stars departed for Tunis, Tunisia early on Sunday. With the exclusion of South Africa based Brian Mandela, Mulinge was called up to fill in for his injured colleague.

However, the defender was missing from the squad that travelled and Nandwa confirmed that he had left out the player, who he feels needs a rest.

“Mulinge will not be with us. I thought that we needed a replacement for Mandela when he said he would not arrive and called Mulinge up,” he said.

“However, after assessing the defence, I thought we would be just fine without an extra player. So we decided he does not come to training. Even so, I think that he needs a rest.

“Last year was tough for him as they had to travel for the military games with Ulinzi and so he did not rest much. Then he has started pre-season less than two weeks after the trip so he is tired mentally.

“I thought so too for any other Ulinzi Stars players. I still consider him as one of my best defenders and will use him in future. For now, he can relax,” Nandwa said.

The Stars will play Libya on Wednesday 6 February in Tunis, with the political climate in Libya still not fit for a foreign visit.

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