Bandari itching for Continental return, admits Ndikumana

Bandari FC custodian Justin Ndikumana says him and everyone at the club are working hard to see the side return back to playing continental football and test their might against Africa’s best teams.

Bandari have twice in recent years qualified for the CAF Confederations Cup but in both occasions have faltered early to not make the group stages of Africa’s second most prestigious club tournament.

2019

In 2019, the Coastal outfit missed out on the group stages at the final hurdle, losing both-legs to AC Horoya of Guinea and Ndikumana – who was part of the side then – says everyone at the club going forward wants the team to not just make up the numbers when they qualify for any continental tourney.

Whisker

“When we played in the CAF Confed Cup we missed qualifying for the group stages by a whisker,” the Burundian international is quoted on Bandari’s social handles. “Everyone at Bandari relishes a return to playing CAF matches and not only to qualify but to be successful as well.”

Bandari currently lie in 5th place in this season’s BPL standings, nine points off the summit after 16 rounds of play.

Andre Cassa Mbungo’s charges are also in the last 32 round of this season’s Cup tournament which sees the winner at the end of it all qualify for the preliminary round of the Confederations Cup.

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