Bandari look to punch Shandy in their own backyard

Bandari look to punch Shandy in their own backyard

Despite losing the season opening Super Cup to Gor Mahia last weekend, Mwalala says his team’s resolve has not been broken and will head into the game heads higher to give their best.

Kenya’s representatives in the CAF Confederations Cup, Bandari FC, will walk down the pitch in Khartoum on Friday night to take on Al Ahly Shandy in the return leg of their preliminary round tie, balanced at 0-0 from the first leg.

Bandari can go through with any scoring draw and any goal they score, the home side will be forced to score two more. It is with this realization that head coach Bernard Mwalala says they will be going out for an early goal to seal the tie.

“It will be a tough game for both sides because at 0-0, it is anybody’s game. Shandy will be under pressure because they are playing at home and must win. For us, we are going in there to get an early goal and settle the tie early,” Mwalala said.

He added; “Before, we didn’t know much about them but now, we know them, we know how they play and we know their strengths and weaknesses. Planning for them has become easier.”

Despite losing the season opening Super Cup to Gor Mahia last weekend, Mwalala says his team’s resolve has not been broken and will head into the game heads higher to give their best.

“I think we played superbly well against Gor. If you compare how we played against Shandy in the first leg and the game against Gor, there was very big improvement. It shows that as a team we have worked on several things and they are working,” Mwalala added.

He reiterates that the team’s minimum target is to reach the first round and he believes they can do well against Shandy to win in Khartoum and progress.

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