Bandari FC put up their best performance in the
SportPesa Premier League and registered an easy 3-0 win against
the visiting Thika United in a match played at Mbaraki Sports
Club in Mombasa.
Thika, who started
the game on a high note missing a penalty, were 2-0 down at half
time after goals by Dan Sserunkuma and Darius Msagha. Bandari
got their third goal in the second half via Sserunkuma.
The Coastal team
moved to second place having 10 points from five matches, two
points behind leaders Gor Mahia.
The visitors had an
upper hand in the first 10 minutes whereby they were awarded a
penalty by Murang’a based referee, George Mwai in the ninth
minute when striker Badi Baraka was fouled by Bandari defender
But a penalty kick
by Dennis Omino was brilliantly saved by goalkeeper Joseph Okoth
who did well in the absence of Wilson Obungu.
red-carded last weekend during their match against Muhoroni
Then came Bandari’s
firt goal in the 17th minute when Anthony Wambani was
fouled inside the box by Thika goalkeeper Eliud Emase and
Sserunkuma made no mistake from giving his team the lead.
have scored his second goal in the 26th minute but
fumbled infront of the goal off a fine pass by Musa Mudde.
Wambani was the
maker of the second goal in the 39th minute when he
crossed to the centre for Msagha to send a bicycle kick into the
far corner of the net.
In the second
session, Bandari had an upper hand displaying an entertaining
footwork that had their home crowd cheering.
It was no surprise
when a one-two combination between Mudde and Shaaban Kenga
resulted in Sserunkuma easily tipping the ball home past
Bandari head coach,
Paul Nkata had no words to express in praising his players
saying he was completely satisfied with the way they played.
“I hope the fans had
today received what they want from the players. We are now
waiting for our next opponents,” said Nkata.
Thika United head
coach, James Nandwa said missing of the penalty in the early
minutes killed the team morale. “Had we converted the spot kick,
the game could have changed.
“But today, we did
not play well,” said Nandwa.