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Bandari FC held to a goalless draw by KCB

Bandari FC lost 0-0 against Kenya Commercial Bank in the Football Kenya Federation Premier League, unable to close the gap with league leaders Gor Mahia.

The draw comes as a blow to the Dockers, who have been trailing behind Gor for a while now and were eager to secure all points to bolster their chances of clinching the title. Hence, the match showcased moments of brilliance from both sides, with each team fiercely pushing forward in pursuit of goals.

Despite getting five corner kicks within the opening 29 minutes, Bandari failed to capitalize on any chances. Whereas, KCB’s first on-target attempt occurred at the thirty-minute mark, with Derrick Otanga’s header calmly dealt with by Bandari goalkeeper Bryne Omondi.

In the second half, the Bankers came out strong to break the deadlock but Bandari’s impressive defensive were able to stop them from scoring. Meanwhile, Bandari coach, John Baraza, expressed satisfaction with his team’s performance but lamented their inability to score.

“Our main issue has been scoring goals, and we will focus more on improving in that aspect during our training sessions. Additionally, changing our home ground from Mbaraki Sports Club to Mombasa Sports Club has been a challenge, but we are committed to working through them and overcoming them,” said Baraza.

The result leaves Bandari in third position with 45 points, having failed to win their last three matches, while KCB sits in tenth position with 35 points, both teams having played 27 matches.

KCB tactician, Bernard Mwalala, was pleased with the away point they earned against the Dockers. “We are happy to have been able to take a point home as we know the difficulties of taking points in Mombasa. The first half was theirs and the second was ours but no team was able to utilize their chances,” Said Mwalala.

He expressed his ambition to win the MozzartBet Cup and secure a spot to represent the country in the CAF Confederation Cup.

After the frustrating encounter against KBC, Bandari now trains their sights on AFC Leopards at Nyayo Stadium, while KCB is preparing to face Kakamega Homeboyz for the MozzartBet Cup quarter-finals.

By Abdulrahman Allui

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