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Bandari down Kisumu All Stars

Saturday December 14 2019

Bandari's William Wadri (right) leaves Kisumu All Stars' Patrick Ochieng for dead during their Kenyan Premier League match at the Moi Stadium, Kisumu on December 14, 2019. PHOTO | DONNA ATOLA |

Bandari's William Wadri (right) leaves Kisumu All Stars' Patrick Ochieng for dead during their Kenyan Premier League match at the Moi Stadium, Kisumu on December 14, 2019. PHOTO | DONNA ATOLA |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

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Bandari bounced back from their mid-week defeat against Kakamega Homeboyz to beat hosts Kisumu All Stars 2-0 in a Kenyan Premier League tie at the Moi Stadium, Kisumu on Saturday.

Goals from Yema Mwamba (18th) and Shaban Kenga (62nd) gave the Dockers the three points, leaving the hosts looking over the shoulders in the drop zone.

The win places the Dockers at position 10 on the KPL log with 18 points garnered from 14 matches, while All Stars are at position 15 with nine points from 14 matches.

Bandari’s assistant coach Ibrahim Shikanda said he was happy to have the team return to winning ways.

“Today’s win is an indication that we are back to form because we have recovered from our losses in the previous matches and we look forward to winning," said Shikanda.

His All Stars opposite, Henry Omino attributed the loss to wasted chances by his team in the first half.

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“We dominated the first 15 minutes of the match, but lost due to wasted chances we ought to have made good use of," said an agitated Omino.

All Stars should have taken the lead in the seventh minute, but Nelson Amunga's header from Calvin Ochieng's pass was saved by Bandari custodian Justin Ndikumana.

Six minutes later, Bandari threatened, but Willy Lugogo's corner kick went wide after All Stars' goalkeeper Geoffrey Were palmed the ball to safety.

Bandari took the lead at the 18th minute when Yema capitalised on poor communication between Were and his defence to slot from close range.

The Blue Eagles tried to respond on 35 minutes, but Michael Owino wasted an excellent pass from Erick Opiyo.

The Dockers sent in Benjamin Mosha, William Wadri and Hamisi Mwinyi for Kenga, Cliff Kasuti and David Kwigitun respectively.

Custodian Were was called to task in the 52nd minute when Wardi connected a cross from Yema, but his shot was parried for a fruitless corner.

The Dockers registered their second goal in the 62nd minute when Kenga connected with an excellent cross from Brian Otieno.

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