Mabel Keya – Narok, Monday February 5, 2017 KNA
Visiting Bandari FC from Mombasa humbled Sofapaka FC 3-0 in their Narok home ground stadium last evening.
The visitors took no chances right from the beginning of the game, which saw striker Antony Wambani score from the edge of 18 yard in the 10th minute of the first half with a low shot past Sofapaka’s goalkeeper.
Wambani was on the mark again on seven minutes later with a right foot tap in from a hard cross from the right wing to end the match 2-0 at first half.
In the second half, David King’atwa added his name on the sheet in the 53rd minute of the second half when he scored the third goal after a blunder by Sofapaka’s goalkeeper who failed to handle a hard shot.
After the game Bandari coach Ken Odhiambo described the win as an honour to the late Ken Achayo, a former player in his team who passed on recently, adding that it was good in preparation for the season although many chances were lost.
Sammy Ssimbwa the Sofapaka coach conceded defeat but was optimistic that his boys will pick up in spite of the loss.
He added that six of the chances created would have made a difference but luck was not on his side especially for his offensive strikers.
Last year, Sofapaka emerged position two in the Kenya premier league with 55 points behind Gor Mahia, which emerged the best with 74 points. Sofapaka coach was also named the best coach of the year.
At the same time, Bandari was ranked position 10 last year after scoring 43 points.
Currently, Sofapaka is standing at position 17 while Bandari is at position two in this year’s premier league.
Sofapaka will be playing Homeboyz on February 10 this year at Narok stadium.