After putting behind them a difficult first half of the season, Bandari FC are now determined to finish among the top brass in the 2021/22 Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League season.
The Mombasa-based outfit is currently eighth on the log with 37 points having played 24 matches so far this season and have only lost once in six outings since the departure of former head coach Andre Casa Mbungo.
Mbungo’s mentee and assistant at both AFC Leopards and Bandari Anthony ‘Modo’ Kimani who has been in charge for the six matches, winning three, drawing two and losing one, is keen to finish the campaign on a high note.
“Our aim is to improve in the standing and finish is good position that a big club like Bandari deserves to be at the moment is taking one game at a time because the games that are coming are very difficult and we have to be ready to fight even harder,” Kimani said.
Their recent resurgence however suffered a setback last time out as they failed to pick up back to back wins against Nairobi City Stars.
The Dockers had managed a 1-0 win over Simba wa Nairobi in Mbaraki before the mid-season break but fell to a 2-1 defeat when they visited Nairobi for the second leg that marked the start of their second half of the season.
“We missed a couple of good chances that we created during the game; we are working on our finishing and so far I am impressed with what I have seen with the players and I am hoping they will show that on match days,” the former AFC Leopards tactician said.
Bandari are next away to Nzoia Sugar on Monday and Kimani hopes they can bounce back to their winning ways before hosting the Millers in Mombasa a week later.