Bandari seek redemption against Sofapaka as title race continues

Bandari FC coach Antony Kimani reacts during their FKF Premier League match against AFC Leopards SC at Nyayo national stadium on March 06, 2022. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]


Bandari will be seeking to close the gap between them and joint leaders Tusker and Kakamega Homeboyz when they host Sofapaka in a crucial FKF Premier League match to be played at Mbaraki Sports Club in Mombasa on Saturday.

The dockers are currently third in the standings with 54 points, three points behind Tusker and Homeboys who are tied on 57 points and separated on goal difference.

Victory against Sofapaka will see Bandari move level on points with the two-joint leaders who play on Sunday with the club moving forward to allow free entry for fans into the stadium.

After dropping two-vital points last weekend against Ulinzi Stars in Kericho, Bandari head coach Anthony Kimani said they will be banking not only on their eight-match unbeaten run but also on support from their fans.

“It was painful to drop points against Ulinzi considering the opportunities we had but that is football. Now we focus on the game today which have to win and keep believing.”

“We have been playing very well and all we have to do is continue getting the wins, end the season on a winning note and see how it will play out,” said Kimani.

The coastal darlings have been firing from all cylinders from the time the youthful tactician took over from Andre Casa Mbungo who was shown the door in February.

Since taking over, Kimani has only lost one match in the 15 games in charge which came in a 2-1 defeat against Nairobi City Star.

Kimani has won nine games and drawn four in their march towards the title.

Other matches today will feature Kariobangi Sharks hosting Ulinzi Stars at Kasarani Annex as Posta Rangers take on Wazito.

Saturday’s FKF Premier League Fixtures

Bandari v Sofapaka

Kariobangi Sharks v Ulinzi Stars

Posta Rangers v Wazito