Bandari FC tactician Bernard Mwalala tore into the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia after the two sides faced off in the KPL Super Cup clash on Sunday 18 August, accusing them of time wasting.
A 10 – man Gor Mahia walked away with the trophy after Lawrence Juma’s sole strike earned them the win but Mwalala was bemused by the fact that Gor Mahia keeper David Mapigano went down on numerous occasions, which occasioned stoppages and thus breaking up his side’s play.
70 minutes play
While he praised his charges for a better show than in their CAF Confederations Cup game against Al Ahly Shandy a week ago, Mwalala lamented that due to the goalkeeper’s antics, the game was only actively played for 70 minutes.
“We played for 70 minutes instead of 90; the goalkeeper was the entire time just going down and wasting time after we conceded. However, I am happy with my boys’ performance.
Improve on weak areas
“We have been doing well against Gor Mahia and maybe this is their time because we have now lost to them for the second straight time. We will go and improve on our weak areas, including the finishing,” he said.
The two sides will now go back to their bases to prepare for upcoming CAF duties with Bandari flying out to Sudan to play Al Ahly Shandy in the second leg of the preliminary round in the Confederations Cup. Gor Mahia, meanwhile, will be hosting Burundian side Aigle Noir in the Champions League.
Both sides played to barren draws in the opening legs of their respective games.