Sportpesa Shield: Bandari in the final after SS Assad rout

Bandari demolished SS Assad 6-1 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos to book a SportPesa Shield final slot.

Bernard Mwalala’s side were dominant throughout the encounter and it was already past their lowly opponents by the half time mark, with a 5-1 scoreline.

Bandari will now wait for the other semi final pitting holders Kariobangi Sharks FC and Kenya Commercial Bank FC at the same venue.

Reliable forward Yema Mwama opened the scoring with an easy tap in, two minutes after kick off to give the SportPesa Premier League (SPL) side an early lead.

Mwama was on hand to double the dockers advantage two minutes later, already putting the game past the lower tier side.

Darius Msagha made it three in the 14th minute with a header from a Hassan Abdallah cross, Bandari already looking to have one foot in the final. 

Hassan then got his name on the score sheet in the 18th minute with a header from a Fred Nkata cross, prompting the Bandari fans in the stands to go into a frenzy. 

Substitute Wycliffe Ochomo then latched onto a Msagha lob over the keeper to make it 5-0 to Bandari. 

Assad finally pulled one back in the 41st minute after Bandari goalkeeper failed to hang onto a direct free kick and the rebound was headed in to make the score 5-1.

SportPesa Cup Most Valuable Player William Wadri kicked off the second half with as much tenacity as the first ended, scoring a sixth goal for Bandari in the 47th minute. 

Chances created in the game became fewer as the game progressed but Bandari continued to be the more superior side throughout the tie. 

The referee blew for full time and Bandari cruised into their second final appearance of 2019 after being edged 1-0 by Shield holders Sharks in Dar es Saalam, Tanzania in January.

Courtesy Sportpesa News


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