Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League side Bandari FC have sacked head coach Andre Casa Mbungo following a string of underwhelming performances that have left them off the leading cast.
Reports from the Bandari FC camp indicate that the parties agreed in a meeting on Saturday, February 19, to part ways on mutual consent bringing to an end their 13 months marriage.
After leaving Rwanda’s Gasogi United Mbungo was appointed by the Dockers in January 2021 as a replacement for Ken Odhiambo who ditched the Mombasa based outfit for 2009 champions Sofapaka.
Mbungo went on to win the February 2021 Coach of the Month award after leading the club to four wins in as many games, with the club making known its intention of winning a maiden Kenyan league title.
Bandari however fell short of the crown, finishing third with 53 points as the 2020/21 FKF Premier League season culminated in September 2021 with Tusker being declared winners (65 points) and KCB runners up (62 points).
The start of the 2021/22 campaign presented Mbungo and the Dockers with another chance of actualizing their dream as the club beefed up its squad with the acquisition of a number of players in Chris Ochieng, Faraj Ominde, Andrew Juma and Boniface Mwangemi but things have not gone according to script.
Bandari have had a bad run, winning just two of their last 13 games to pile pressure on the Rwandese tactician who decried injuries that have plagued his squad.
The Dockers have won six games and drawn eight of the 18 games they have played this season and Mbungo leaves them in ninth with 26 points, 11 adrift of leaders Kakamega Homeboyz.
Bandari’s next assignment is at home to record champions Gor Mahia with assistant coach Anthony ‘Modo’ Kimani currently in charge on an interim basis.