Minnows Mwatate United shocks Bandari 2-0 in test match


Mombasa, KENYA: Coast based Kenya Premier League club Bandari FC fell 2-0 to lower division side Mwatate United in a friendly match staged at Danson Mwanyumba Grounds in Wundanyi on Tuesday.

Thomas Nyokole and Babu Kulinda both hit the target as Mwatate cruises to a famous victory over Bandari who is building up for the forthcoming KPL 2017 season.

Bandari had defeated nationwide side Msambweni Combined 1-0 over the weekend but despite lining up its first eleven, failed to overpower the Wundanyi based club.

The defeat is Bandari’s second in the build up matches having lost 2-1 to National Super League NSL club Modern Coast Rangers a fortnight ago.

Elsewhere, Kenya Premier League KPL 2017 season will kick off on 25th February as per last week’s directives from Sports Dispute Tribunal SDT.

KPL CEO Jack Oguda has asserted they will respect SDT orders and that they are in the process of drafting a new fixture to ensure the league kickoff in time.

The season had previously scheduled to kick-off last weekend only to be suspended due to impasses between the federation FKF and KPL.