Bandari leave Mombasa comfort zone ahead of Confederation Cup return clash
Domestic cup holders Bandari are set to arrive in Nairobi on Thursday February 25th evening ahead of their CAF Confederation match against Congolese club St. Eloi Lupopo.
The dockers left their Mombasa comfort zone on Thursday morning carrying on their shoulders a 2-0 deficit acquired two weeks ago during the opening leg played in Lubumbashi, DRC.
In an interview with sportpesanews on Thursday morning, Bandari coach Twahir Muhiddin described his players as “fantastic readers of the game” before saying that he is hopeful of a good result in the Saturday clash.
“This year I have been very lucky to work with players who are very experienced. Many of them have played in such a high profile stage, meaning that they can read the game and even change tactics on their own. My work will be very minimal.”
“We have seen them play and we now know their strengths and weaknesses. I have told the boys to be patient and confident because that is the only way we will be able to go deal with them,” he said.
The game was initially set to be played on Saturday starting 4pm, but the kick off has since been rescheduled to 3pm Sunday in anticipation of a penalty shootout should the full time score call for it.
Sudanese referees Ring Nyier Malong- South Sudan, George Primato Olibo, Taha Ahmed Mutwakil and Reseve Referee- Kalisto Samson will take charge of the game, while Amir Abdi Hassan from Somalia will be Match Commissioner.
The dockers are expected to have a training session on Friday afternoon at the Nyayo Stadium venue, while their opponents, who were scheduled to arrive on Friday morning, will feel the pitch on Saturday afternoon.