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Pre-season friendly: Bandari drown Modern Coast

07:25 GMT 20/02/2017
Bandari star Darous Msagha
The victory comes as a relief for the Paul Nkata led Bandari following a disastrous 0-2 defeat to Mwatate United

Bandari registered a morale boosting 1- 0 victory over National Super League side Modern Coast Rangers during a thrilling pre-season build up match at KPA Mbaraki Sports Club on Saturday.

The match started on a cracking pace with both teams having their share of missed chances. Bandari’s enterprising midfielder and Harambee Stars trialist Darius Msagha drove a close range effort that was blocked by goalkeeper Suleiman Mohammed. Msagha atoned for the missed chance to score the all important goal ten minutes later.

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Veteran goalkeeper Wilson Oburu was called upon twice in the 80th minute to save close range shots by Modern Coast Rangers striker Francis Ochola, who was signed from Western Stima. The victory comes as a relief for the Paul Nkata led Bandari following a disastrous 0-2 defeat to Mwatate United in a friendly played last week in Wundanyi.

Bandari are preparing for Kenya Premier League 2017 season whose kick-off date is yet to be confirmed following a court order obtained by Muhoroni Youth and Sofapaka fans seeking to bar KPL organizers from releasing the fixtures.