Kenyan GOtv Shield champions Bandari FC have shifted their training camp from Mombasa to Nairobi in readiness for the 2016 premier league campaign and the continental duties.
Bandari who booked their maiden continental football slot last season after successfully overcoming FKF PL tier Nakumatt FC 4-2 in the GOtv Shield finals, begun their new season’s preparation this week but in a different ground.
This comes amid reports that their Mombasa based home ground Mbaraki stadium is not CAF sanctioned thus they will have to play their Confederation cup matches in Nairobi.
Mbaraki is currently closed down for renovation though it is expected to be through at the middle of the season.
This means Bandari will have to play some of their home matches at Nyayo National stadium, Nairobi.
However, head coach Twahir Muhiddin has welcomed the decision, arguing that Nairobi’s high altitude will help his players not to struggle against their CAF opponents.
Bandari will take on Democratic Republic of Congo’s outfit St. Lupopo in the CAF confederation cup preliminary round in the weekend of February 13/14 before kicking off their 2016 KPL season three days later.