Back from Recovery: Bandari end winless run against Mount Kenya United in Mombasa

Bandari FC made an amazing comeback to reap maximum points after they beat Mount Kenya United 3-2 in a tough SportPesa Premier League match at the Mbaraki sports club grounds in Mombasa on Wednesday.

Substitute Hassan Abdallah, who came in the second half replacing Darius Msagha, was the man-of the-match for Bandari, after he scored a brace in the 62nd and 79th minutes.

At the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos county, Tusker were not so lucky however, with Robert Matano’s team instead settling for a one-all draw against Western Stima.

Sydney Ochieng (right) of Tusker vies the ball with Berry Kote of Western Stima during their SportPesa Premier League match at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos on April 3, 2019. PHOTO | SILA KIPLAGAT |

Boniface Muchiri scored Tusker’s opener on the hour mark, before Stima goalkeeper Samuel Odhiambo restored parity with a well-taken party with a quarter of an hour left on the clock.


“We are suffering with form and as a result our confidence has taken a beating. But we will turn around things, this (results) is nothing big. Wait and see,” said Tusker coach Robert Matano.

Harun Junior (left) of Mathare United vies for an aerial ball with Chrispinus Onyango of KCB during their SportPesa Premier League match at Kenyatta stadium, Machakos on April 3, 2019. PHOTO | SILA KIPLAGAT |

In the final match, Mathare United missed the chance to go second as they went down 1-0 to Kenya Commercial Bank.

At the Bukhungu stadium in Kakamega, hosts Kakamega Homeboyz edged Ulinzi Stars 1-0 with enterprising winger Moses Mudavadi responsible for most of the damage.

The slump in performance by Bandari FC has been attributed to injuries which have plagued dependable players such as Wilberforce Lugogo,David King’atua and Wycliff Ochomo.

Bandari’s win is a reprieve for youthful coach Bernard Mwalala, who has not won a match in the last five matches.

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