Star Field’s unbeaten record on the line against visiting Santos Hotspurs
19/03/21 Nairobi, Kenya
Simply put, you need to put a number on when Starfield football team ruthless winning streak will end, however, a real number is hard to predict as goal machine Unaiz Shajani who is currently topping the academy’s goal scoring charts with seven strikes looking menacingly eager to continue his hot streak against the visiting Santos Hotspurs of Nairobi’s Embakasi East Consituency.
The Desai road based academy will be raring to go against Hotspurs at home in a friendly encounter scheduled for Sunday, 21st March, 2021 at noon.
Starfield head coach Veer Dave says his side fears no one as they seek to extend their unbeaten run to six games. "The most important thing is we deserve this," Dave said. "The boys in this academy play with a special bond and results like last week’s give you a certain edge to achieve special things.
"Probably no one wants to play against us at the moment. This will be a difficult challenge for Hotspurs... Collectively, Starfield are a machine with great movement, intensity, pressing and flexibility in where and how some key players play such as speedy left winger Khalid Hassan, box to box type midfielder Matt Collins and playmaker Mohammed Bajaber.
Defensive midfielder Timon Tenambergen will be offering the much needed cover for the backline of Nick Lusega, Nathaniel Morgan, Feizal Rajab and Mohammed Samir, while goalkeeper Brian Odhiambo stands tall between the sticks.
Dave was delighted with the way his side controlled the game against their most recent opponents Global Youth Foundation but said there was still room for improvement. "We need to improve on the use of our speed and exploiting spaces. We are looking to become even more clinical and precise in our approach," he said.
Starfield will be able to choose from an almost fully fit squad, except for short term absentee Illyan Janmohamed. The central defender will miss his second game in a row because of a foot injury but his absence has not been felt by the team with the abundance of talent at the back which has allowed coach Dave the luxury to rotate and keep the squad of youngsters fresh for upcoming fixtures in the busy school holiday season.