Bidco United threw away a two goal lead to share the spoils with Bandari in this Betking Premier League match at Thika Stadium on Tuesday.
Ugandan duo Umaru Kasumba and William Wadri second-half performance canceled David Orem and Alex Juma’s first-half goals to earn Bandari a point on the road.
Bidco began the encounter the better side in search for early goals. Barely on the quarter-hour mark of the tie, Peter Nzuki almost got the opener, the midfielder linked up well with David Orem before unleashing a fierce shot on goal but hawked eye Justin Ndikuman did well to punch out the attempt.
With 20 minutes into the encounter, Bandari settled and posted the first real threat through Benjamin Mosha. The pacy winger caused some trouble on Francis Oduor but his final third attempt went way wide.
Despite Bandari’s surge upfront, Bidco took the lead through David Orem. The striker beat Magige Shimasi on the ball but a reckless challenge by defender right in the penalty area gifted the host a penalty. Orem stepped up and made no mistakes slotting in past Justin Ndikumana.
Six minutes later, Bandari’s push for a leveler almost proved successful. Ugandan forward Umaru Kasumba beat Gathu Zacharia on the ball before shooting hard on the right end of the goal but Omar Adisa’s heroics ensured the ball went out for safety.
Five minutes to the break Alex Juma dumped Bandari’s fighting spirit after slotting in Bidco’s second of the game. The midfielder control well Peter Nzuki’s delivery before unleashing a powerful shot past Ndikumana to give the host a comfortable lead at the break.
On resumption, Bandari had an immediate response pulling a goal back through Umaru Kasumba. A perfectly weighted delivery by Abdallah Hassan found a well-positioned Kasumba, the forward calmly headed in past Adisa.
On the hour mark, Bidco United were reduced to ten men after David Kalama was sent off for an unnecessarily rough challenge on Zakayo Keegan.
Kalama’s challenge proved costly giving Bandari an edge on numbers, three minutes later on the visitors took advantage drawing level through William
Wadri.The forward converted from the spot after his fellow countryman Umaru Kasumba was brought down in the penalty area.
Against the run of play, Bidco came close through Waruru Stephen. The ex-army man flicked in a teasing header from Nzuki’s delivery but missed the target by a whisker. Waruru’s missed header was the last bit of action as the two teams settled for points each.