Bandari Aiming For SPL Summit As They Tackle KCB In Mbaraki

Apr 16 - by Erick Ochieng for SportPesa News

Despite making over seven new signings ahead of the second leg, Mt. Kenya are yet to find their groove as the league move toward penultimate stage

Bandari FC.PHOTO/SPN

  • Third placed Bandari FC will host visiting Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) FC at Mbaraki Stadium in Mombasa and victory will return them to the SportPesa Premier League summit
  • The Slum Boys are buoyed with the return of their defender Samuel Olwande who has been out with injury since last October
  • Bottom placed Mt. Kenya United FC will be looking to return to winning ways as they host Chemelil Sugar at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos

NAIROBI, Kenya- Third placed Bandari FC will host visiting Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) FC at Mbaraki Stadium in Mombasa where victory will return them to the SportPesa Premier League summit.

Bandari are already  inspired with a 2-1 victory against Western Stima last Sunday while ninth placed KCB will be out to redeem their image after a 1-0 loss to Sofapaka last weekend.  

At the same time, Mathare United FC will entertain Nzoia Sugar FC at Moi International Sports Center Kasarani in Nairobi.

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The Slum Boys are buoyed with the return of their defender Samuel Olwande who has been out with injury since last October.

“It feels good to be back. I have really missed playing football so it’s wonderful to kick the ball again. I have really learnt a lot during this period. It’s important to be patient and to have a positive mentality,” Olwande underlined.

Mathare suffered a 0-2 loss to Ulinzi Stars FC last week which saw them dipped to sixth on 35 points while 11th placed Nzoia had a slim 1-0 victory over Vihiga United FC which saw them move safer from the relegation zone.

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Bottom placed Mt. Kenya United FC are looking to return to winning ways as they host Chemelil Sugar at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.

Despite making over seven new signings ahead of the second leg, Mt. Kenya are yet to find their groove as the league head toward penultimate stage.

In other matches of the day, Stima will battle Ulinzi Stars at Moi Stadium in Kisumu as Zoo Kericho FC clash with Vihiga  at Kericho Green Stadium.

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FULL MIDWEEK FIXTURES 

Wednesday 17th April 

Mt Kenya United vs Chemelil Sugar FC – Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos – 3 PM

Bandari FC vs KCB FC – Mbaraki Sports Club, Mombasa – 3 PM

Mathare United vs Nzoia Sugar FC – Kasarani – 3 PM (Live on KTN Burudani and KPL Facebook Page)

Western Stima vs Ulinzi Stars – Moi Stadium, Kisumu – 3 PM

Zoo FC vs Vihiga United – Green Stadium, Kericho – 3 PM

Thursday 18th April

Kakamega Homeboyz vs Gor Mahia – Bukhungu Stadium, Kakamega – 3 PM

AFC Leopards vs Posta Rangers – Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos – 11 AM

Sofapaka vs Kariobangi Sharks – Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos – 2 PM (Live on KTN Burudani and KPL FB)

Tusker FC vs Sony Sugar FC – Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos – 4:15 PM (Live on KTN Burudani and KPL FB)