Bandari Coach Terms Sony win Confidence Boost Ahead of Tunisia Assignment

Image result for bernard mwalalaBandari FC head coach Bernard Mwalala has termed his side’s 1-0 win over Sony Sugar a morale boost heading into Friday’s Caf Confederation Cup assignment against Tunisian side, Stade de Ben Guerdane in Ben Guerdane.

The Dockers battled to register a narrow win over the Millers on Sunday at Awendo Green Stadium. Darius Msagha scored the all-important goal for Mwalala’s side in the first half to help them move joint top in the Kenyan Premier League table.

Next is a Caf Confederation Cup first round return leg match in Tunisia.  Bandari holds a two-goal advantage having registered a 2-0 win in the first leg and according to Mwalala the hard-fought win over Sony gives his side confidence heading into the duel.

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“Yes, it gives us confidence heading into the game on Friday. The match against Sony was tough and it really tested our character. The boys fought like real warriors and I am happy that we got an important win away from home. Such a result is good because we are facing a similar battle on Friday.

“We will be playing away from home and I know that it will be a very difficult game. It’s a match that we have to be at our optimum best and I believe it’s something that the boys can do but we have to prepare well both physically and psychologically,” he told Opera News.

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Should the Dockers manage to protect their 2-0 advantage, they will qualify for the Caf Confederation Cup group stage for the first time in their history. If Gor Mahia fails to overturn a 4-1 Caf Champions League deficit against USM Alger, they will also drop to the Caf Confederation Cup group stage.

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