Dynamic Wilson Obungu is the new team
manager of the Kenya Ports Authority’s sponsored Bandari FC
which is taking part in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL).
Obungu takes over the post held previously by Alfred Achayo
Obwaka who died last two weeks.
He is expected to be buried tomorrow at his rural Kiswaro
village home in Rarieda Constituency in Siaya County.
Bandari FC Board member Salim Sumra said Obungu fill the post
held by the late Obwaka and hjas also been assigned to assist
goalkeeper trainer Razak Siwa.
"We have confidence Obungu will manage the team well and to
our satisfaction and co-operate with Siwa in training our
goalkeepers to perform extremely well in both the premier league
and cup matches," said Sumra.
At the same time, Sumra confirmed that they had promoted five
players from their second string side, Bandari Youth.
The players, he said will now play for the Bandari FC in the
Kenya Premier league.
The five players are Jude Otieno, Swale Chacha, Hassan Idd
Shamawia, Dennis Magige and Joachim Dahili.
Sumra said the players were being watched for their
performances during the Bandari Youth matches. The youth team
won last season’s FKF Mombasa sub-branch league.
"We have decided to promote our five young players who played
well in 2017 and we are confident they will play a bid role in
helping Bandari win this year’s KPL and other competitions this
year," said Sumra.
He said a striker he did not want to mention from Tanzania is
still in trial and they would only reveal his name after
completing signing exercise.
The Bandari official said they are in the process of
finalising signing arrangements of a Rwa-ndese goalkeeper,
Bushunga Abuoba. Sumra confirmed the signing of Abuoba.
He however, said he will be in a position to comment about
Edwin Lavatsa’s move to Tusker FC, according to Futaa.com.
Futaa.com reported that the KPL side, Tusker FC has completed
the signing of Bandari FC forward Edwin Lavatsa on a three-year
The former Gor Mahia and Mathare United forward moves to the
Ruaraka based side after two seasons with Bandari where he won
the Gotv Shield with the side in 2016.