Bandari FC have handed leaders Kakamega Homeboyz a dent in their title charge after a serving them a 2-1 beating in the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League at the Mbaraki Sports Club in Mombasa on Sunday afternoon.
Kevin Kimani was on target on the stroke of half time to give the Dockers a much-deserved lead that set them on course for a very pivotal win as the league nears homestretch.
Sixty nine minutes on the clock, Ugandan import William Wadri fired venom into the visitor’s goal to double the lead for Bandari who conceded a goal late on as the match ended 2-1 in favour of the hosts.
Despite the fact that Bandari have had a shaky campaign, they have not lost to razor sharp Homeboyz, drawing 1-1 in the first leg in Bukhungu last November before drawing on Sunday afternoon.
The win marked a second successive win for Bandari interim coach Anthony ‘Modo’ Kimani who is yet to lose a game since replacing Andre Casa Mbungo at the helm of the Dockers three weeks ago.
Kimani, has led the club in four matches, churning out a 1-1 draw with Gor Mahia, 2-2 draw with AFC Leopards, winning 2-0 at FC Talanta before downing Kakamega Homeboyz.
Bandari have risen to sixth on the FKF Premier League log with 34 points from 22 matches as Homeboyz lead standings with 46 points.
In other matches, Nzoia Sugar moved out of the relegation zone with a 1-0 win over Posta Rangers, AFC Leopards fought back to draw 1-1 with Sofapaka at the Nyayo National Stadium, Gor Mahia being served a 2-0 beating with visiting Kenya Police FC at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu as relegation threatened Vihiga Bullets fell 2-1 to Nairobi City Stars.