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