Bandari optimistic despite Gor loss as they head to Sudan

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 00:00 |
Bandari defender Abdallah Hassan (left) vies for the ball against Gor Mahia’s Kenndey ‘Agogo’ Otieno during their KPL Super Cup match at Machakos Stadium on Sunday. Photo/PD/DAVID NDOLO

Bandari FC coach Bernard Mwalala is unfazed by the team’s 1-0 defeat by Gor Mahia in the 2019/2020 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) season opening at the weekend before they engage Sudan’s Al Ahly Shandy in the return CAF Confederation Cup in Khartoum on Wednesday.

Despite losing the match, Mwalala felt his team gave a good account of itself and can only get better before it engages Al Shandy.

“If we were not creating chances, I would be worried but my strikers had a sniff at Gor’s goalmouth several times. I think it was an element of bad luck that we lost otherwise we would have settled for a draw at worst,” observed Mwalala.

Bandari, who were set to travel to Khartoum last night, created chances mainly from David Kingatua and Benjamin Mosha which failed to count as Gor defence held on doggedly to pick maximum points.

Asked on Bandari’s chances against Shandy, Mwalala remained bullish saying the hosts should expect a tough game.

“We have been planning on their (Shandy’s) downfall. Everything is possible regardless whether we are playing away,” said Mwalala.

Meanwhile, Kenyan champions Gor Mahia have partnered with technology company Infinity Tickets (Africa Data Technologies Limited) to introduce e-ticketing ahead of the first home match of 2018/2019 season next weekend against Tusker in Machakos.

According to the club’s Treasurer Sally Bollo, The revolutionary electronic system is geared towards boosting match-day revenues by weeding out sale of fake tickets. 

Bolo said the system is also in line with the club’s policy of implementing hassle-free access to Gor Mahia’s match day tickets.

To purchase the ticket, all you are required to do is to visit the website ticketing menu or https://gormahia ticketing.

You then registers as a normal user, provide the required details including Mpesa phone number that they will use to buy a ticket. Choose the ticket level to buy whether regular, ViP or VViP.

Click on the ticket of choice and you will get a pop up on your phone to enter Mpesa PIN. The payment goes to Africa Data Technologies Limited who manage the ticketing system.

Your ticket will be sent to the email you provide during registration. Print the ticket and present to the gate for validation before entry.

If using the App, the ticket will remain in your profile and you can present the same at the gate for validation without printing.

An Mpesa SMS you receive will have a ticket ID, do not lose it. It can be used to validate a ticket.

Do not share your ticket for the system will identify a ticket that has already gained entry.

Bollo expressed great optimism in the digital system and urged fans to take it up for a faster and transparent process.

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