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Rangers Fight To Win League And Secure Place In The KPL

Coastweek -- Bandari FC clash against Ulinzi Stars in what is expected to be a thrilling clash to be played at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru tomorrow.

Bandari who are currently topping the table with seven points starts the game slightly favoured to snatch all the three points if their performance against Muhoroni Youth is anything to be proud of.

Bandari beat Muhoroni Youth FC 3-0 during a match played at Mbaraki Sports Club last Saturday. Scorers were Dan Sserunkuma, Shaaban Kenga and Musa Mudde.

Meanwhile, Modern Coast Rangers FC produced a sterling performance to annihilate visiting Bidco United FC 3-1 during a National Super League match at Mbaraki Sports Club.

Rangers lived up to their favourites tag by opening the scoring in the first minute through David Orem but Anthony Mbuthia levelled with a brilliant header just 12 minutes later.

Francis Ochola put Rangers in front with a cool finish and substitute Athman Mzee’s brilliant header sealed the victory.

Rangers, fighting to win the league and secure promotion to the Kenya Premier League (KPL) next season, had an upper hand and dominated both the halves.

When the game was barely 30 second, Rangers goalkeeper Hamisi Ryan was tasted with a powerful shot from, Edwin Walumoli which Ryan saved. He kicked the ball to the centre for Orem to make a solo move and beat on-rushing Bidco goalie John Nduati with a ground shot.

Coastweek -- Some Bandari FC players are seen training at Mbaraki Sports Club. The team played Ulinzi Stars at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru tomorrow.

Aroused by the goal, the visitors fought gallantly and it was no surprise when in the 13th minute, Sebastian Osodo made a perfect pass to Mbuthia who did not hesitate in beating Nduati with a calculated shot into the net.

Modern Coast were in complete control in the second half and deservedly notched in the second goal in the 72nd minute when Ochola was put through by Hamisi Mwichande and scored a goal that gave the home team players morale booster to win the match.

Then, came the third goal in the 84th minute.

Mzee received a fine cross from Abdalla Mdeka and sent a header that looped over the despairing Nduati.

Modern Coast Rangers head coach Ahmed Mchulla Mohaa was a happy man at the end of the match saying his players played the game as per his instructions.

“I’m happy that my performed very well and I hope they will be doing the same in our future matches,” said Mohaa.

Talking about their previous match 1-0 loss to Vihiga United at Mumias last weekend, Mohaaa said his boys also played well but were unlucky to concede a last minute goal.

“We played well and defended well with good organisation. Our opponents played too much long balls but we were able to contain them.

“However, it was by bad luck that we conceded a goal in the last minute,” he said.

That was the only Rangers loss in the league from five matches they played.

Earlier, the Mombasa based club drew 1-1 with Nairobi City Stars and 2-2 against Palos and defeat MOCSA 2-0.


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