There was no let up to Ulinzi Stars’ dismal start to the 2020/21 BetKing Premier League (BKPL) season at the Soldiers suffered a 2-0 home loss to Bandari at the Kericho Green Stadium on Sunday 28 February.
Benjamin Mosha, and Darius Mnyambo scored the goal in the second half to put a marker on their season as they registered a fourth straight win, while Ulinzi Stars slumped to a second straight loss, and their third of the campaign.
Different this time
It never seemed like the visitors would steal this under the Soldiers’ watch, and they rarely do this on the Soldiers in their travels. It was different this time though.
Ulinzi Stars seemed comfortable in the opening exchanges and they just about looked like they’d go to the break leading, but the lack of precision in attack haunted them yet again, the game heading to the break goalless.
William Wadri was the main player in the Bandari orchestra, exhibiting great control when the Dockers went on the offensive while Felly Mulumba deployed in midfield offered great cover as well as disruption to the Ulinzi Stars forward play.
Benjamin Mosha opened the scores in the 63rd minute after moments of patience build up, largely engineered by Wadri.
When the moment came, it took a bit of help from Ulinzi Stars who failed to clear their lines after Abdalla Hassan’s shot was saved by James Saruni and Daniel Namasaka’s follow up hit the pots before Benjamin Mosha stepped in to slam home.
Self destructing Ulinzi
Ulinzi Stars did little in way of tryng to get back in the game and as the game drew to the end, they once again pressed the self destruct button, this time Bonaventure Muchika fumbling what would have been an easy clearance.
Wadri picked the spoils and picked out Abdalla Hassan who slotted it through to Mnyambo to double the scores on 87 minutes.
The win saw Bandari leap to third on the standings with 25 points, seven off leaders Tusker while Ulinzi Stars dropped to ninth with 17 points.