Kenya: Continental football for Wadri and Nkata as Bandari lift Sportpesa Shield

By Football256 Team
Bandari were crowned champions of Kenya in the SportPesa Shield on Sunday after / Courtesy Photo

Ugandans William wadri and Fred Nkata guided Bandari FC to the 2019 Sportpesa Shield champions as they defeated Kariobangi Sharks 3-1 in the final staged at Moi International Sports Center Kasarani on Saturday and Sunday.

The match was called off on Saturday at halftime due to heavy rains that rendered the playing surface unplayable. Bandari was leading 2-1 before the stoppage and added a third goal on Sunday to lift the title.

Saturday was a day of cracking goals for the team coached by former SC Villa striker Bernard Mwalala with Congolese striker Yema Mwana hitting a brace for the Dockers.

Both Bandari’s goals came from outside the penalty area, Sharks keeper Gad Mathews could do little to deny the in-form striker.

Sharks stalwart, Patilah Omoto halved the deficit for the holders with an equally great strike from inside the penalty area.

On Sunday, both teams began with the same lineups that played on Saturday and with Sharks on the ascending.

Benjamin Mosha ended their hopes of getting anything from the game with a third goal for the Mombasa based side.

Bandari who were lifting their second Shield since 2015 will now feature in the 2019/2020 Total CAF Confederation Cup, Gor Mahia will play in 2019/2020 Total CAF Champions League.

Wadri and Nkata featured in the game, the former was taken off in the closing stages of the duel while an enterprising Nkata played for 90 minutes, another Ugandan George Abege was a late introduction for Sharks.

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