Bandari to honour departed TM's wish with top five finish

Goal Kenya.
Before his untimely death, Obwaka had appealed to Bandari players to do better this season

Bandari FC are targeting top five finish in the 2018 Kenyan Premier League in honour of the departed Team Manager Alfred Obwaka.

Obwaka passed on three weeks ago after falling down in his house, moments after watching a match between English Premier League sides Arsenal against Chelsea.

Bandari’s experienced goalkeeper Wilson Obungu revealed to Goal that, before Obwaka’s untimely death, the deceased had appealed to the players to do better than their 2017 performance.

“His (Obwaka) death really hit us hard because a day before he died, he was with players on the pitch and he told us to make an impact this season. We want to honour that wish by finishing in top five,” Oburu, who was appointed to deputize Obwaka last December told Goal.

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The former Khamis High School alumnus also revealed that Obwaka’s death slowed down the team’s pre-season preps, but he remains upbeat that the Dockers will achieve most of their set targets this season.

“Working with him was very easy, at least, for the time I was with him. His death really slowed us down," added the Bandari goalkeeper, assistant team manager and goalkeeper trainer.

The Dockers finished a distant 10th position last season and will kick-off their league campaign with an away tie against Sofapaka.