Bandari eyeing Tusker revenge in Shield Cup


Bandari FC defender Felly Mulumba is assisted off the pitch by coach Ken Odhiambo after ...
Bandari FC defender Felly Mulumba is assisted off the pitch by coach Ken Odhiambo after scoring an own goal against Gor Mahia FC during their Sportpesa Premier League match at the Mbaraki stadium in Mombasa county on April 28, 2016. Gor Mahia FC won the match 2-0. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com

In Summary

  • Bandari FC coach Ken Odhiambo says his side will be on a revenge mission when they host Tusker FC in their weekend Shield Cup round of 32 tie at the Mbaraki Stadium in Mombasa
  • Tusker have a slight head to head edge against the Bandari, losing only three of their last eight meetings with that run including a 2-0 win over the Coastal outfit a fortnight ago in a Kenyan Premier League clash

Bandari FC coach Ken Odhiambo says his side will be on a revenge mission when they host Tusker FC in their weekend Shield Cup round of 32 tie at the Mbaraki Stadium in Mombasa.

Tusker have a slight head to head edge against the Bandari, losing only three of their last eight meetings with that run including a 2-0 win over the Coastal outfit a fortnight ago in a Kenyan Premier League (KPL) clash.

But Odhiambo says his charges are aware there will be no room for mistake in their next clash with the Brewers as they seek to reclaim the title they last won in 2015 when they defeated Nakumatt FC 4-2 in the final.

He told Citizen Digital, “We are ready to for them,ready to rectify our mistakes and I believe my boys are going to deliver. It’s a knockout, there’s no second chance so we are going to leave everything on the pitch. We are aware of the threat they can pose to us but we are focused to play our game and see if we can progress.”

After his side held Ulinzi Stars in a barren stalemate at the Afraha Stadium last  Sunday,Odhiambo also revealed an injury prone Collins Agade to miss the clash and he will be on the sidelines for several months.

Agade who was back from a previous knee injury few weeks ago is expected to remain non the sidelines for atleast two-three months.

“I have a 98% fit squad to chose from but we are going to miss Agade who suffered an injury for the second time,However ,Hamis Abdhalla is in line to replace him and apart from him we have no other injury concerns.”added Odhiambo.

Tusker will hope to get back to winning ways having been struggling on the league front and in their recent matches,they have only tasted a single victory in their last six matches but it remains to be seen whether the brewers will bounce back in what could be a mouth watering clash.

Tusker Fc sailed to the FKF Shield round of 32 in style following a 7-0 thumping of Taita Taveta All-Stars earlier this month while Bandari registered a comfortable 3-1 against Garissa outfit Berlin FC.

The match will kick off at 3.00pm at the Mbaraki Sports Club with other Kenyan Premier League sides Kariobangi Sharks and Wazito facing off at Camp Toyoyo fifteen minutes later.

Earlier on Wednesday June 20 th,Gor Mahia  sailed through to the next stage of Shield Cup after downing minnows Kenpoly 5-0 in a match played at Kenyatta Stadium on Wednesday which also saw striker Ephrem Guikan grabbing a hatrick for Dylan Kerr’s side.

 

Weekend Fixtures

Saturday

Mwatate United vs Ushuru (Wundanyi Stadium,3 pm)

Bandari vs Tusker (Mbaraki Grounds, 3 pm)

Leysa vs KCB (Camp Toyoyo, 1 pm)

Kariobangi Sharks vs Wazito (Camp Toyoyo, 3.15 pm)

Posta Rangers vs Kisumu Hot Stars (Green Stadium Kericho, 1 pm)

Kisumu All Stars vs Riverplate (Moi Stadium Kisumu, 3 pm)

Ligi Ndogo vs Modern Coast Rangers (Hope Center, 3 pm)

Sunday

Vegpro vs Vihiga United (Karuturi Grounds, 1 pm)

Rainforest vs AFC Leopards (Karuturi Grounds, 3.15 pm)

Friend Zone vs Zetech University (Camp Toyoyo, 11 am)

Sofapaka vs Baba Dogo United (Camp Toyoyo,1 pm)

Kenya Police vs Nzoia Sugar (Narok Stadium, 3 pm)

Western Stima vs Bidco United (Moi Stadium Kisumu, 3 pm)

Bungoma Superstars vs Transfoc (Kanduyi Stadium, 3 pm)

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