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FKF Shield Cup: Bandari fail to turn up vs Sofapaka

18:16 GMT+4 14/03/2020
Sofapaka players.
The Dockers play a cat and mouse game with their visitors, eventually failing to honour the domestic cup game
The FKF Shield Cup match that was to be played between defending champions Bandari FC and Sofapaka has failed to kick-off at Mbaraki Stadium in Mombasa on Saturday.

Initially, the coastal-based side wanted to bring the game forward from 16:00 t0 14:00, something Batoto ba Mungu successfully protested.

Later on, unconfirmed reports indicated the Dockers were directed by their sponsors to postpone the game owing to the directive from the Government to suspend all sports activities after Friday's coronavirus case in the country.

However, this was not relayed to Sofapaka, who were in Mombasa preparing for the game.

"Nobody has told us the game has been postponed, we are preparing to play," Sofapaka Team Manager Hillary Echesa told Goal.

On reaching the match venue, the visitors were denied entry to the stadium and had no option but to return to their hotel rooms.

"So much drama down here at the Coast we’ve been locked out of Mbaraki Stadium by security and stewards with orders from above," Sofapaka forward Ronald Okoth tweeted.

"Meanwhile Bandari players have left the stadium and gone back home insisting there’s no game our FKF match was scheduled at 4 pm."

Our efforts to reach Bandari officials as well as the Shield organisers were futile as our calls went unanswered.

At Afraha Stadium in Nakuru, Gor Mahia failed to turn up for the game against Posta Rangers same as KCB, who did not turn up to play Wazito FC.