Fit-again Msagha out to make Bandari tick


Fit-again Msagha out to make Bandari tick
Bandari FC players line-up against Mt. Kenya FC during their SportPesa Premier League match at Afraha stadium in Nakuru on January 12,2019. Photo/Vincent Ooro/Sportpicha/Citizen

In Summary

  • Bandari forward Darius Msagha has vowed to solve the attacking problems of the dockers after returning to the squad following a lengthy spell on the sideline with a knee injury.
  • Msagha made his debut of the new season in the 2-1 win over Mount Kenya United at the weekend at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru, replacing David King’atua just two minutes after the breather
  • Meanwhile, captain Felly Mulumba says the team has no time to celebrate after their weekend 2-1 win over Mount Kenya, urging his team-mates to focus on their mid-week assignment against Posta Rangers

Bandari forward Darius Msagha has vowed to solve the attacking problems of the dockers after returning to the squad following a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a knee injury.

Msagha made his debut of the new season in the 2-1 win over Mount Kenya United at the weekend at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru, replacing David King’atua just two minutes after the breather.

With Yema Mwana failing to replicate his last season’s heroics, Msagha has set his eyes on bagging goals in their upcoming Kenyan Premier League matches, starting with their mid-week assignment against Posta Rangers on Thursday at Mbaraki Sports Club.

With Yema Mwana failing to replicate his last season’s heroics, Msagha has his sights on bagging goals in their upcoming Kenyan Premier League matches, starting with their mid-week assignment agaisnt Posta Rangers on Thursday at Mbaraki Sports Club.

“It was a bad experience (the injury).  I have always wanted to help the team and it’s good that I am now back. I am looking forward to scoring more goals now, if I can score more than 10 goals this season it’ll be a great achievement for me,” he said.

“It was my first game and I am happy we’ve won,” the Taita Taveta born striker said, expressing his happiness for getting some minutes on the pitch, noting that he’ll utilize each and every opportunity that comes by as his side look to fight for the title this season.

With Msagha back to the fold, head coach Bernard Mwalala has at his disposal four strikers – Wycliffe Ochomo, Yema Mwana and William Wadri – who will be challenging Msagha for the Number Nine role in the team

“It is always good to have competition for places in the squad and I am working hard to see if I can be retained to the starting lineup,” added Msagha.

Meanwhile, captain Felly Mulumba says the team has no time to celebrate after their weekend 2-1 win over Mount Kenya, urging his team-mates to focus on their mid-week assignment against Posta Rangers

The Congolese scored an own goal during the win that denied his side a much needed clean sheet, but has insists Banadri will only get better.

“Our focus is on Posta right now, we aren’t over the moon for this win. Of course we are well prepared for the Super Cup(in Tanzania) but as I already made it clear, every KPL match is a final for us and that’s why we need to get the three points first on Thursday.”

Bandari are second on the log with 15 points after seven matches, two points behind league leaders Mathare United but a win on Thursday will see them leapfrog Francis Kimanzi’s men who host Kakamega Homeboyz on Saturday.

 

 

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