Bandari coach Twahir Muhiddin has said the team is eying at least a tenth position finish in the 2013 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) season.
The Coastal side have made a return to the top league after just one season in the lower league and the new man insists they are determined to remain.
"We have started training and everyone looks determined to give it their best shot. We have learnt from our past mistakes and are determined not to repeat the same this time around."
Muhiddin said the team has recruited well and have the players with enough experience of featuring in the KPL.
"Some of the players we have got in place have played in the KPL for the last two or three seasons and they have something we can benefit from to help us retain our status in the league."
"Being the only team from Coast Province in the top league is another motivation to do well," he told Goal.com.
Bandari were promoted to the KPL last season alongside Western-based side Kakamega Homeboyz.
Some of the experienced players signed by Porters include former Tusker FC midfielder Fredrick Ajwang, Ali Bhai and Aloise Mangi who were both at Western Stima and Sony Sugar custodian Wilson Obungu.
The team recently appointed Muhiddin, a former Harambee Stars tactician, as head coach after coach Rishadi Shedu, who helped them regain promotion, was given time off to recover from an illness.
Shedu is expected back in the team soon as he has already recovered but is not yet known what position he will take up.