Bandari FC head coach Anthony ‘Modo’ Kimani has lamented over Mathare United’s failure to turn up for their Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League at the Kasarani Annex last Sunday.
According to Kimani, they had prepared for the match and travelled all the way from the coastal side of Mombasa and hoped to serve the fans some entertainment which did not happen.
The former AFC Leopards captain says, the walkover against Mathare United did not help them in their preparation for their home match against Bidco United this weekend.
“We had prepared for the match expecting a very tough encounter because we know they are fighting for relegation but having not played against them and not getting a friendly match to match them it really affected,” Kimani said.
Mathare United were scheduled to host Bandari on match day 27 of the FKF Premier League but pulled out a few hours to the game citing hard financial times at the club that is currently without a sponsor.
“Our financial situation is the result of an escalating series of external factors over the last few years which kept reducing the revenue and or raising the costs for all our top clubs,” a statement from Mathare United said.
Bandari occupy sixth position on the standings with 44 points, with only seven games to the end of the season and hope to bag maximum points against the Oilers at Mbaraki.
“We are ready for Bidco. They are defensively disciplined and can be quick on the counter attack….but we have prepared well and we are aiming for three points,” Kimani said.