Ulinzi boss lauds Waruru

Ulinzi Stars CEO Captain Godwin Baraza is confident that striker Stephen Waruru will continue to bang in the goals in the Kenyan Premier League.

Waruru has just been named as the club’s best player for May and June and has in total scored 10 goals this season.

He also won the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) Player of the Month award for April.

Ulinzi Stars Chief Executive Officer Captain Godwin Baraza praised the marksman on the club’s social media account:

“We congratulate Waruru for having played a key role in the team this season and that is why we have rewarded him. As a club, we are sure there is more to come from him and we believe in his abilities,” he said.

Waruru hopes the award will provide him with further inspiration.

“It is such a great honour to be recognized especially in a team that has very good players like Ulinzi. I can say I have been scoring the goals because of very good team work and I want to thank my fellow players,” Waruru said.

“I am very pleased and this will now spur me to work harder and score more goals. This season as a team, we have to do something and everyone is working hard for that,” added the Kenyan international, who was the league’s top scorer in 2011 with 13 goals. 

Waruru is however facing a disciplinary hearing with the KPL after he was accused of ‘provoking’ Gor Mahia supporters during the 2-2 draw on Sunday.

Violent scenes saw the game halted for 10 minutes after Waruru had celebrated his second goal of the afternoon as the Soldiers came from two-nil down late in the match.

Both the player and CEO Baraza have denied he had any intentions of upsetting the K’Ogalo fans.