Bandari’s Cecafa Campaign Ends After Firing Blanks Against Azam

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KPL side Bandari FC are officially out of the ongoing Cecafa Kagame Cup in Rwanda after firing blanks in their last Group D match against Tanzanian Side Azam FC, a match they needed to win to all but book a spot in the quarterfinals.

Having failed to win it’s first two matches, Bandari was under immense pressure to bag a win against Azam.

Bandari drew 1-1 with leaders and Ugandan champions KCCA in their first match before sharing the spoils with Rwandan outfit Mukura Victory Sports (2-2).

After today’s draw, Bandari head coach Bernard Mwalala said that their participation in the tournament was all worth it as they learnt a lot heading into their CAF Confederations Cup Campaign slated for next season.

Azam FC proved to be a mountain to climb for Bandari who struggled to manouver their way through their (Azam) defence.

The best chance for the Kenyan side came mid-way through the first half when striker Wycliffe Ochomo gave the ball while he was in a position to shot as the Azam keeper had come off his line.

Bandari kept pressing for an opener and once again it was Ochomo who was denied by the woodwork after rising high to meet a cross from Sammy Meja.

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The pressure by Bandari almost paid off in the 43rd minute when Ochomo powered another header that rattled the woodwork after Fred Nkata had done the spadework and even a follow up from Yema Mwana could not bore the fruits as the ball went out.

Second half substitute Benjamin Mosha, who came in for Darius Msagha, also missed a great chance for Bandari in the 68th minute after he latched onto a through ball inside the box but failed to keep it down.

Additional Reporting by Goal.