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Return of Cosmas Lewis Boosts Bandari’s Performance On Field

Coastweek -- Bandari FC head coach Paul Nkata has attributed the team’s 3-0 victory over Zoo Kericho to change of attitude.

Speaking at Mbaraki Sports Club, Nkata disclosed the players had been psyched to win the match following a string of poor performances.

“After losing 3-0 to Nzoia Sugar, we told the boys the match against Zoo Kericho is a must win and the players delivered,” said Nkata.

Prior to Nzoia Sugar match, Bandari had previously lost to Kariobangi Sharks at home and Kakamega Homeboyz away with an identical scoreline of 1-0.

A fourth defeat according to Nkata was a taboo.

The Ugandan coach lauded the return of Tanzanian import Cosmas Lewis, the two goal hero against Zoo Kericho.

Cosms Lewis has been away for some time after losing his sister back home in the neighboring Tanzania. Nkata said Lewis absence was greatly felt.

Bandari lost three consecutive league matches. However the team has regained winning touch following his return.

With the win Bandari are placed ninth position in the 18 team table, winning nine matches, lost nine and drawn six.

Coastweek -- Cosmas Lewis, Tanzanian Bandari striker, scored a brace during his team’s 3-0 win against Zoo Kericho.

Zoo Kericho head coach Sammy Okoth has bemoaned conceding easy goals during their team’s 3-0 defeat by Bandari.

At a post-match interview, Okoth revealed that the final outcome of the game would have been different had they not conceded easy goal in the first half.

“We conceeded two easy goals in the first half and hence we were forced to use a lot of energy as we struggled to fight back against the back drop of the hot-humid weather condition which took its toll on our players,” he said.

The coach bemoaned the absence of national team Harambee Stars call up and striker Nicholas Kipkirui who missed the match after accumulating a total of five yellow cards.

“We missed the sublime skills of Nicholas Kipkirui. Kipkirui is a playmaker who can hold the ball to allow the defence press forward to collect lose balls,” said Okoth.

During the match, Tanzanian import Cosmas Lewis hit a brace as second half substitute Noah Abich added the third goal for Bandari.

Coastweek -- Bandari Coach, Paul Nkata.

 Zoo Kericho host Nzoia at Kericho Green Stadium in their next match on Sunday.


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