Bandari shift base from Mombasa to Nairobi
11 January 2016, 14:12
Nairobi - Bandari will be in the capital city from Monday as preparations begin in
earnest for their CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round fixture next
The Mombasa-based side are due to play against St Lupopo of the Democratic Republic of Congo in February.
Having had their Mbaraki Sports Club ground closed down for
renovations after it failed to meet CAF's approval, Bandari will use the
Nyayo National Stadium as their home ground.
The coastal club will now also conduct their training sessions in Nairobi in order to acclimatise to the conditions.
"Our home ground will not be able to host the CAF Confederations Cup
because the pitch has not been approved by CAF. In fact, it has been
shut down temporarily for renovations," club spokesman Ernest Mbalanya
told the KPL website.
"The coach (Twahir Muhiddin) also suggested that the team travel to
Nairobi where the altitude is higher than Mombasa so that the players
won't struggle much during the continental showdown and the management
agreed that it was a valid suggestion," he added
This will be the club's first foray into continental competition.
Confederation Cup squad: Islam Omar Islam, Karani Makokha Meshack,
Oluoch Alfred Ochieng, Owira John Otieno, Opiyo George Abege, Mudde
Musa, Shariff Mohamed, Khamis Tole Seif, Menza Shaban Kenga, Alfred
Maningi Opiyo, Wilson Oduor Obungu, Juma Masud Choka, Abdullatif Omar
Said, Anthony Kimani Njenga, Joseph Okoth Ochuka, Atsali Humphrey Okoti,
Felly Mulumba Tshiyoyo, King'atua David, Almasi Farid Juma Mohamed,
Victor Reuben Ndinya,Danny Seerunkuma, Bernard Man'goli, Edwin Wafula.
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