They may have earned three points effortlessly last Sunday at the Kasarani Annex on Sunday after their opponents Mathare United, but Bandari FC are not happy at all.
The two sides were set to clash at the Kasarani Annex on match day 27 of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League, Bandari travelling all the way from Mombasa only to get a walkover as Mathare United cited financial constraints.
“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,” Mathare United statement signed by club chairman Bob Munro read.
Bandari were at the venue for the match but true to their word the Slum Boys kept away, the visitors getting three points but head coach Anthony ‘Modo’ Kimani was far from pleased.
According to Kimani, he had prepared his players for a battle and travelling back to Mbaraki without kicking a ball did not do them any favour in the upcoming games.
“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.
Despite what he terms as a setback, Kimani says the Mombasa-based outfit is ready to host Bidco United at Mbaraki Sports Club over the weekend.
“We are ready for Bidco. They are defensively disciplined and can be quick on the counter attack so we have to prepare for a tough match, plus coach Anthony Akhulia is a tactically gifted coach who know how to handle big matches but we have prepared well and we are aiming for three points,” Kimani said.
The Dockers are sixth on the FKF Premier League log with a return of 44 points, 27 rounds into the 24-match season.