KPA Managing Director applauds Bandari FC's win against US Ben Guerdane
Nairobi – September 14, 2019
Kenya Ports Authority Managing Director Dr. Arch. Daniel Manduku has extended a special congratulatory message to Bandari FC following their 2-0 victory against Tunisia's US Ben Guerdane in the first leg of the first round clash of the CAF Confederation Cup.
In his message on behalf of the KPA Board, management and staff, the MD said the Authority was proud of the achievement which places it in Africa's football map.
Bandari FC midfielder Abdalla Hassan dribbles the ball against resistant Tunisians..
He reaffirmed his support for the KPA sponsored football team especially as the team embarks on preparations for the return league match away in Tunisia in a fortnight.
"I salute the players and the technical bench for the impressive performance and assure them of our full support in this important continental assignment. In the coming days, I look forward to meeting the team to motivate them and demonstrate our goodwill and support ahead of the return leg on 27/09/2019. Once again, hongera for the performance that puts the team in a good position to qualify for the next round. I urge Kenyans to rally behind the team as it flies the country's flag in Africa's second tier club competition," said Dr. Manduku in a message to the team.
Bandari FC defender Brian Otieno (red jersey) fights for the ball with the US Ben Guerdane forwards.
The team exhibited a scintillating performance against the visiting Tunisians in an entertaining match played at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani on Saturday afternoon.
Two second half goals from Congolese import Yema Mwana and Abdalla Hassan were enough to secure victory for the Dockers.
The win is also historic since no Kenyan team has managed to beat a Tunisian club in competitive football home or away since 1987 according to Bandari FC Chairman Musa Hassan.