Anthony ‘Modo’ Kimani has finally picked up his first win as Bandari FC head coach since replacing his senior and mentor Andre Casa Mbungo at the helm of the club slightly over two weeks ago.
Kimani did so by guiding the Dockers to a 2-0 win over FC Talanta in the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League at the Kasarani Annex on Wednesday afternoon, a win that also ended the club’s nine-match winless run.
Ugandan import and former Sofapaka striker Umaru Kasumba was on target in the fourth minute to set Kimani on course for his first win in charge of Bandari, before captain Felly Mulumba doubled the lead in the 70th minute.
Prior Wednesday’s win, Kimani had overseen two games that both ended in scoring draws; 1-1 against record champions Gor Mahia at the Mbaraki Sports Club in Mombasa on February 27 before twice relinquishing the lead to draw 2-2 with his former side AFC Leopards at the Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday, March 6.
Despite picking up only two points from a maximum six, the Bandari interim coach insisted the club was on the right track and that it would not take long before wins came their way.
“We are on the right track from the two matches against two oldest clubs in the history of Kenya football. We used not to score, then we scored one against Gor, and now two against AFC, we just need to rectify small defensive errors and we will be good to go,” he said in the buildup to the game.
True to his words, a win has come their way, snapping up their nine-match winless run to take their tally to 31 points from 21 matches.
The Dockers are next at home to league leaders Kakamega Homeboyz on Sunday.