Bandari goalkeeper Wilson Obungu has expressed confidence that the team’s culture of earning promotion and getting demoted in the same season has come to an end.
The experienced former Harambee Stars custodian says the team has quality players who have the ability to make it a top 8 outfit.
"Just looking at the quality we have in the team, I don’t believe we can be relegated. We cannot even start thinking about it. This is a great team with dedicated players and we are in top flight to stay," Obungu told Goal.com.
"We might not have won in our first match of the season but I believe we made a statement with how we played."
“We created very many chances but our main problem was finishing. We dominated most parts of the proceedings but never really got lucky to get the ball behind the net. We might have lost the game but we never lost our confidence."
The ports men started their campaign in top flight on a sour note succumbing a 1-0 to Ulinzi Stars at Afraha Stadium.
Looking ahead of their second match against Western Stima at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on Friday, Obungu, remained optimistic that the team will earn its first point of the season against the power men.
“This is another match but more or less we will use the same strategy since we are still playing away. I am confident that we can get at least a point out of Bukhungu."
"We have worked on our scoring and I believe we are sharper than before. Each game is a chance for us to improve and we will get stronger with time,” added the former Sofapaka and Sony Sugar custodian.
Bandari, coached by former Harambee Stars tactician Twahir Muhiddin gave a good account of themselves in Nakuru against the army men and will seek to translate the same form when they face Francis Baraza’s men in Kakamega.