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Coastweek-- Bandari Youth team poses prior to their game against Bandari senior side which they lost 10-0.
Fans Urged To Boost The Morale of Bandari Players

Coastweek-- Bandari kick off their 2017 Kenya Premier League (KPL) season with a tie against newly promoted Nakumatt tomorrow at KPA Mbaraki Sports Club, starting at 3 p.m.

Chief Executive Officer, Edward Oduor has urged all  Coast fans to turn up in large numbers and cheer the home boys to victory, as the team  represents the Coast Region.

“I wish to appeal to soccer lovers in the entire coast province to show patriotism and turn up in large numbers to cheer the team.

“Bandari is the pride of Coast and the boys need your morale support,” he said.

Oduor revealed the team has many talented players lauded the new coach Paul Nkata who has managed to blended youth and experience in the team.

“Nkata brings a wealth of experience in the team having won the KPL title with Tusker last season and we hope this achievement will be replicated here.

“Since his arrival we have seen positive achievement and players have adapted his philosophy.

“We look forward to good results,” said the CEO.

He also lauded assistant coach Ken Odhiambo for assisting the team finish at respectful position last season.

Bandari completed in the 11th place on the 16 team KPL log last season.

Bandari Youth FC team mana-ger, Swaleh Sunda targets the Kenyan Premier League under 20 and FKF South Coast Branch League Cup double this season.

Bandari Youth secured a 5-0 win over Wanderers during the pre-season friendly match and Sunda believes the current squad has what it takes to lift the title. “We have completed our trials and scouted the best talents especially from schools which will prosecute the opponents during the 2017 league season.

“We aim to win a double and I have confidence that the team is capable of achieving this,” said Sunda.

He disclosed the team has learnt a lot from the Bandari senior team technical staff who have been giving a pep talk to the boys during the training.

Both teams share the KPA Mbaraki Sports Club as their training ground.

Bandari Youth were eliminated in the by AFC Leopards in the quarter finals of the 2016 KPL under 20 and the FKF South Coast Branch League but Sunda says with this is history following  the new players recruitment drive.


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