KPL leaders Bandari Fc beat Kariobangi Sharks 1-0

Written By: Richard Munga/Muraya Kamunde
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Bandari FC beat AFC Leopards SC 4-1 in a SportPesa Premier League (SPL) match staged at Mbaraki Stadium in Mombasa to reclaim second spot in the standings.
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Bandari FC narrowly beat Kariobangi Sharks 1-0 in a Kenya Premier League Round 14 match played at the Kasarani Stadium on Saturday, to avenge their Sportpesa Cup loss to the William Muluya side last month in Tanzania.

Coast-based Bandari FC came into this fixture, aware that a win would see them leapfrog League Leaders Mathare United into the top spot on the standings, while Kariobangi Sharks were hoping to end up in the Top 3 after 90 minutes.

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After a goalless draw in the 1st half, Congolese Forward Yema Mwana headed in a Moses Mudavadi cross in the 2nd half, to send Bandari top of the table.

In other matches played; Chemelil beat Nzoia Sugar 1-0 while former champions Tusker FC lost by the same margin against Kakamega Homeboyz at Ruaraka.

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Meanwhile, the Kenya Premier League resumes Sunday afternoon with six matches scheduled countrywide.

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Former champions Mathare United will be looking to get back on top of the League standings when they play away to Zoo FC in Kericho.

Mathare are 2nd on 25 points, after Bandari’s victory against Kariobangi Sharks on Saturday.

The Francis Kimanzi coached side has only managed a single win in five matches, same as Zoo who sit 14th, a point from safety.

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Finally, defending champions Gor Mahia, 4th on the log, will be away to 3rd placed Sofapaka at the Afraha Stadium, with only a point separating the two teams.

In other matches, KCB host Sony Sugar at the Kenyatta Stadium, Mount Kenya United travel to Kisumu to face Western Stima at the Moi Stadium, Vihiga United welcome Posta Rangers to Mumias, while AFC Leopards and Ulinzi Stars clash in Machakos in the late kick-off match.

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