Ahead of their reverse fixture with DR Congo’s giants St. Eloi Lupopo in the CAF Confederations Cup slated for Sunday, Bandari FC skipper Wilson Obungu Oburu has exuded confidence that the Dockers have what it takes to coast past the visitors and book a slot in the second round of the competition.
Harambee Stars interim boss Stanley Okumbi has lauded Sports Journalist Association of Kenya SJAK and Fidelity Insurance for introducing the best coach of the month accolade which will see monthly best tactician rewarded.
February has been a rosy month in Kenyan football with FKF getting new leaders, Harambee Stars’ technical bench reshuffled with Stanley Okumbi replacing Bobby Williamson at the helm not to mention the number of Star’s players who have landed deals a broad and will now be plying their trade with new employees.
After failing to register victory in their last two matches out in all competition, Coastal based Kenyan Premier side Bandari FC returned to their winning streaks with a convincing 2-0 trouncing of premier newcomers Kakamega Homeboyz at KPA Mbaraki stadium Mombasa on Sunday.
Stanley Okumbi was on Saturday named as the interim Harambee Stars head coach with legend and former Stars skipper Mussa Otieno and Gor Mahia assistant coach Frank Ouna appointed as his assistants.
Fifteen time SportPesa Premier League champions Gor Mahia are set to lose yet another member of their coaching staff with assistant coach Frank Ouna lined up for the same role in the national soccer team Harambee Stars.
Bobby Williamson’s future as Harambee Stars head coach has been the subject of conjecture since the new FKF executive took over, with rumors milling that his reign at the helm of the national soccer team could soon come to an end as the federation looks to make some changes ahead of the upcoming March AFCON qualifiers.
Coastal based KPL side Bandari FC failed to recover from their 2-0 defeat at the hands of DR Congo’s St. Eloi Lupopo in the Caf confederation cup last weekend, after they played to a two all draw with last season’s relegation survivors City Stars in their 2016 league opener tie played at the Nyayo National Stadium on Thursday.
City Stars and Bandari begin their season amidst different fortunes. City Stars escaped relegation last year while Bandari had their best ever season in their history finishing fifth in the league.
Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia travel to Kisumu to face Chemelil in their season opener. In a bid to extend their unbeaten run, the champions will seek to continue their winning streak against Chemelil who they have not lost to since 2010 when they lost 3-0.