Bandari back for retrun leg of CAF Confederation’s Cup assignment
Kenya’s CAF Confederations’ Cup representatives Bandari have vowed to leave no stone unturned when they face Horoya Conakry from Guinea in their return match at Moi International Sports Centre (MISC) Kasarani on Sunday.
Bandari coach Bernard Mwalala urged Kenyan football fans not to read much in the dockers’ 4-2 loss at the hands of Horoya in Conakry last weekend, saying there is room to inflict revenge this Sunday and advance to the lucrative group stages of the competition.
‘’Yes we lost, but I think it was a bonus of sorts to score two away goals which may prove vital in our quest to advance. This is football and the fact that we will be enjoying home ground advantage is reason why I believe we’ll hold onto our own and eliminate Horoya,’’ said Mwalala.
The tactician noted that in as much as Horoya is an all-round good side, they need to keep tabs on their utility Burkinabe striker Aristide Bance who scored three of the hosts goals in Conakry.
‘’It was unfortunate that he (Bance got lots of acres of space to punish us but then, we will launch a strategy to contain him,” said Mwalala.
Mwalala praised William Wadri and Hassan Abdallah for scoring in foreign land and reiterated that his team has the pedigree to beat the visitors in Nairobi.
‘’We need to be composed and score two quick goals that we need to advance and hopefully add more. But then, we know Horoya’s strengths and we’ll try as much as possible to contain their danger-men, said Mwalala.
Bandari technical director Twahir Muhiddin echoed Mwalala’s sentiments that Bandari can prevail over Horoya in the decider in Nairobi.
‘’The players need to be physically and psychologically set and the rest shall fall in place,’’ said Muhiddin.
Meanwhile, a scanty arrival itinerary of Horoya indicates that the West Africans are due in the country on Thursday ahead of the Sunday fixture.