Bandari FC made home support count in their CAF Confederations Cup tie against Ben Guerdane of Tunisia by claiming a 2-0 first-leg win over the Tunisian side in the two teams’ round 2 tie of the tournament’s group stage preliminaries played on Saturday 14 September at the MISC Kasarani.
After a barren first half, Bernard Mwalala’s men struck twice in the space of six second half minutes late in the stanza with Yema Mwana (71) and Abdallah Hassan (76) sealing The Dockers’ first-ever win since their continental debut in 2016.
Bandari will now take the two-goal advantage with them to Tunisia for the second-leg clash which will be played in a fortnight.
Savor the win
Bandari will savor this win which is their first in five continental fixtures. In 2016, then under veteran tactician Twahir Muhiddin, the Mombasa based side were eliminated in the first round of the CAF CC preliminaries by Congolese side St Eloi Lupopo, drawing in Nairobi and losing in Lubumbashi.
They returned to the tournament this season after winning the Shield Cup last year and in the first round, they scrapped through on away goals against Sudanese side Al Ahli Shandi thanks to a 1-1 result away after the home tie had ended 0-0.
A win for them in this tie will see them qualify for the 3rd and final round of the preliminaries to reach the tournament’s group stage. Only Gor Mahia have attained this fete.