2015 GOtv Shield Champions Bandari qualified for the round of 32 of the same competition after downing minnows Uweza 3-1.
The coastal side started the match on a high note grabbing two goals, before conceding one and finishing the match with ten men. Head coach Paul Nkata has admitted his side relaxed at a certain point and it almost backfired. "At some point we relaxed, became complacent on the pitch especially after scoring the two goals.
"It is something that could have cost us because we put ourselves into unnecessary pressure especially after they scored their goal. But I am happy we managed to win and progress. We are taking one match at a time, but it is pretty obvious we want to win this competition, we will give our best."
Bandari will now get back home to prepare for the league match against leaders Tusker FC.