Bandari earn praise after CAF victory
Bandari FC Technical Director Twahir Muhiddin has given plaudits to the team for a job well done in their 2-0 triumph over Tunisian outfit US Ben Guerdane in the first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup first round at the at Kasarani Stadium on Saturday.
The former national team, Harambee Stars, head coach is glad that the Kenyan representatives played under instructions and expressed optimism that the team will protect the two-goal cushion going into the return match in Tunis and finally advance in the competition.
“Of course, it is the pride of any technical bench official to have a band of players who are thirsting for success and the victory is remarkable for a good measure.
The outright win is a manifestation that football dynamics in Africa have changed and it’s a high time that the so-called dark horses in African football should be taken seriously,” said Muhiddin.
Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Managing Director Daniel Manduku also had words of praise for Bandari for having broken the jinx of Kenyan teams perennially losing to Maghreb opposition.
“This is wonderful and is obviously a big boon to KPA as a brand. I must extend a special congratulatory message to Bandari following the feat.
The company will continue supporting the team going forward in a bid to get even more positive results,” said Manduku.
Striker Yema Mwana and winger Abdalla Hassan scored the goals in the 74th and 78th minutes, the two having recovered from injuries just in time for the crucial encounter.
The result means US Ben Guerdane, who are based in South East Tunisia, have a gigantic task in the return match in Tunis on Friday, as they will need a 3-0 win over the Kenyan emissaries to advance in the competition.
Bandari can even afford to lose the return match 1-0 and still advance.