Mathew Tayo’s 35th minute was enough to silence Bandari FC in Machakos stadium as the Nairobi based side catapulted to fourth place in the league standings.
Kariobangi Sharks now have a week to prepare for their next outing facing resurgent Sofapaka at the Kenyatta Stadium on 17th May in a match where they may play without their key defender Pascal Ogweno who facing disciplinary charges.
Speaking after the match Kariobangi Sharks coach William Muluya praised his charges and their mental ability to cope with matches “ Youve all seen it, it is all about self belief and confidence. We have managed to play well and what is seen on match day is as a result of the hard work the players put in during training. It gives us a lot of confidence and I’m happy with the win today,”
Bandari on the other side produced an in-consistence result as they looked to be be weak playing away from their Mbaraki home ground where they’ve lost only one match to league leagers Gor Mahia. Bandari Coach Paul Nkata blamed long travels and congested fixtures as a cause for his player to win home matches and either draw or loose away from home “I’m not complaining about the three games in a week, but how the games have been scheduled. We are travelling a lot, playing in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa. Those are long distances to travel. Today, the fatigue was visible,” Nkata said.
In other matches played yesterday Sofapaka manged to clip Chemelil 1-0 away, Western Stima on the other hand ended their loosing streak in a five goal thriller in Kisumu by hammering Mathare United 3-2, whislt Ulinzi Stars won 2-1 against Muhoroni Youth in a match that also had Brian Birgen sent off.