Mulumba vows Bandari will finish second as KPL homestretch beckons


Mulumba vows Bandari will finish second as KPL homestretch beckons
Bandari FC defender Felly Mulumba controls ball against Mathare United FC during their SportPesa Premier League match at the Kenyatta staduim in Machakos on May 05, 2017. Bandari FC won 1-0. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha.

In Summary

  • Bandari captain Felly Mulumba insists they will not squander the chance of finishing second in the Kenyan Premier League
  • This is after stretching their league’s unbeaten run to twelve matches, with a 1-0 win over Sony Sugar on Saturday
  • The weekend win took Bandari’s points tally to 54, six more than third placed AFC Leopards

Bandari captain Felly Mulumba insists they will not squander the chance of finishing second in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) after stretching their league’s unbeaten run to twelve matches, with a 1-0 win over Sony Sugar on Saturday.

The weekend win took Bandari’s points tally to 54, six more than third placed AFC Leopards. By consolidating their second place, Mulumba has warned their rivals they will have more work to do if they are to stop them from finishing second, noting that they’ll treat every single match left as a final.

“Our main target since the start of the season was to finish among the top three teams but as it stands, we are going to treat our remaining matches with utmost seriousness and ensure we don’t drop points,” bsaid Mulumba.

Wycliffe Ochomo’s late strike earned the Dockers maximum points and the Bernard Mwalala’s side will gleefully count their chances as the competition heads for the homestretch, with only five matches remaining.

The coastal based side has been one of the top performers recently, last losing in May and they are looking to make a history as finishing second would mean it’s the first time the Dockers are doing so in the topflight.

However, Mulumba has revealed it has not been an easy task, bruising past every team that comes their way.

“The morale in the team is amazing, our coach has been brilliant in getting us into this momentum; all in all it has not been easy, every match has been difficult for us but we keep going, match by match. The support from our fans has also kept us on toes to perform well. We would not want to let them down; we are still going to work hard to pay their faith in us,” added Mulumba.

The number one spot is not in question as Gor Mahia won the league two weeks ago with a 2-0 win over rivals AFC Leopards.

Elsewhere, Mathare United returned to winning ways with a 2-0 comfortable win against Kakamega Homeboyz to keep their hopes of finishing in the top eight alive.

Francis Kimanzi’s side had earlier failed to win any of their last two league matches but Cliff Nyakeya and Ronald Keagan strikes earned the three points for the Slum Boys

Posta Rangers also escaped a three straight defeat, narrowly winning 1-0 away to Chemelil Sugar, a similar win by Nzoia Sugar who overcame relegation threatened side Vihiga United.

Currently on 30 points, Vihiga will feel the heat heading to next weekend’s assignment when host wounded Sony Sugar.

Gor Mahia, Sofapaka, AFC Leopards, Ulinzi Stars and Kariobangi Sharks were not involved in league matters as they battled it out in the FKF Shield cup with Dylann Kerr’s side bundled out by William Muluhya coached side Kariobangi Sharks.

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