In Summary
  • The teams were tied 0-0 at half-time.
  • Congolese striker Yema Mwama opened the scoring for the dockers with a powerful header off an Abdallah Hassan cross in the 74th minute and they doubled the lead just four minutes later, Abdallah Hassan heading in a William Wadri delivered after he had been fouled on the left flank.

Bandari edged out visiting Tunisian side US Ben Guerdane 2-0 in the Caf Confederation Cup first round, first leg match at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on Saturday.

After a goalless first half, Congolese striker Yema Mwama opened the scoring for the dockers with a powerful header off an Abdallah Hassan cross in the 74th minute and they doubled the lead just four minutes later, Abdallah Hassan heading in a William Wadri delivered after he had been fouled on the left flank.

Bandari coach Bernard Mwalala expressed satisfaction with the result but was quick to point that the tie was far from over.

“I was confident we would do well and I am happy with the performance of the team today but it is not yet time to celebrate, we have a tough job to complete in Tunisia. We will go to defend the two goals and try to at least score one but we know it will be a tough game. They are a good team and the fact that they will be playing at home will make it tougher for us,” Mwalala said.

Prior to this match, Bandari had not scored in open play in five matches and it had been a concern for Mwalala. He said he was was impressed with the performance of his forwards against US Ben Guerdane.

“We have been working very hard on our finishing and I’m glad it has started paying off. However there’s room for improvement, we have to do better in the final third.”

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