Kenyan Premier League side Bandari FC found yet another chance to test themselves on the international font when they hosted Sudan based Al Ahly Shendi in the CAF Confederation Cup qualifiers at Moi Sports Centre Kasarani.
The Kenyan side will have to work extra hard to beat Ahly in the second leg after ending in barren draw after the final whistle.
The match started on a high note with both teams testing each other’s posts. The Sudanese side got a freekick in the 10th minute but failed to convert it by pushing it wide.
The play resumed with Meja and Darius Msagha controlling the ball towards Al Ahly side before passing the ball to Collins Agade who shot a fine cross but Abdalla couldn’t connect.
Ahly got their third corner in the 20th minute but their effort was thwarted by Wanyika, who took it safely to keep Bandari on the counter-attack but the visitor’s defender nudged off the cross from Fred Nkata to deny Msagha the ball.
The back and forth between the two teams ended in a barren draw in the first 45 minutes.
Bernard Mwalala made two quick changes in the second half by bringing in Benjamin Mosha for Darius Msagha and Wycliff Ochomo for Collins Agade.
Bandara were forced to make their third and last substitution in the 78th-minute when things were not still working. They brought in Shaban Kenga for Abdalla Hassan.
All Bandari’s effort failed to yield victory with Ahly remaining resilient until the final whistle. The two teams will face off again in Sudan for the second leg on 24 August 2019.