Mwalala future hangs over Bandari ahead of KPL clash with Stima


Mwalala future hangs over Bandari ahead of KPL clash with Stima
Bandari FC coach Bernard Mwalala reacts during their SportPesa Premier League match against Zoo Kericho FC at Kericho Green stadium in Kericho on September 16, 2018. The match ended 1-1. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha/Citizen

In Summary

  • Bandari FC have been dealt a major blow ahead of their Kenyan Premier League mid-week tie against Western Stima  primed for this afternoon beginning 3pm at the Moi Stadium in the lakeside city of Kisumu.
  • Top striker Yema Mwana, Benjamin Mosha and first choice goalkeeper Michael Wanyika are all in the treatment room nursing injuries with head coach Bernard Mwalala saying his squad will have to cope without the trio.
  • Speaking to Citizen Digital, the  youthful Mwalala insisted his boys are ready for the assignment and will be aiming for a win.

Bandari FC have been dealt a major blow ahead of their Kenyan Premier League mid-week tie against Western Stima primed for this afternoon beginning 3pm at the Moi Stadium in the lakeside city of Kisumu.

Top striker Yema Mwana, Benjamin Mosha and first choice goalkeeper Michael Wanyika are all in the treatment room nursing injuries with head coach Bernard Mwalala saying his squad will have to cope without the trio.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, the  youthful Mwalala insisted his boys are ready for the assignment and will be aiming for a win.

“ Yema, Mosha and Wanyika are definitely out. Dan Guya will also have a late fitness test but most likely he will also miss. I believe those that will come in will give out their best, ” he said.

On the other hand, the tactician has decried fatigue in his squad saying that most of his players are tired after their Caf matches.

The match comes barely two days after being knocked out by Guinean football giants Horoya AC at Kasarani where they lost 1-0 to exit the competition on a 5-2 aggregate score.

“ We had requested our match to be postponed but it did not go through.There’s fatigue but that should not be a reason, we are going to fight today(Wednesday) because we want to get back to the elite competition again{CAF} ,” added Mwalala.

The former Sony Sugar coach remained coy on his future amid reports that he is being lined up to replace Mwinyi Zahera at Yanga AC in Tanzania.

The Tanzania football giants are understood to be tracking their former player to take over the helm but Mwalala says he still has a contract with the club. “ I don’t want to comment on the rumors,”he said without going into details.

Asked if he would take the chance to lead Yanga, he burst into a laugh before retorting: “In football we are used to speculations and of course people make decisions but if I switch my focus out of this club, that will be a big mistake. I am focused with the matches that we have before the international break,” noted Mwalala.

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