Two early goals from Ugandan Wiliam Wadri helped Bandari overcome AFC Leopards 2-1 in a Betking Premier League match played at Mbaraki Sports Club on Friday afternoon.
Bandari got to a dream start taking the lead in the 3rd minute through William Wadri, the Ugandan finding the back of the net in a successive league match. Ten minutes later, the former KCCA man made it 2-0 after dribbling past Leopards keeper Benjamin Ochan.
The Dockers continued to run the show with Wadri, Benjamin Mosha, and Abdallah Hassa tormenting Leopards defenders. Against the run of play, Ingwe halved the deficit in the 22nd minute through Marvin Nabwire who got his first of the season tapping in from an Austin Odhiambo corner kick.
Nabwire nearly drew Ingwe level after connecting to an Austin delivery from a free-kick but Ndikumana on Bandari goal did well to deny the midfielder his second of the match. Bandari looked dangerous every time they went forward but Leopards defenders did well to ensure the score remained 2-1 heading into the break.
Leopards made a change after the interval. Coach Patrick Aussems took off Austin Odhiambo for Tsuma Said a move that was viewed as one aimed at making them solid in the middle of the park.
The second stanza was more of a balanced affair with most of the action taking place in the middle of the park. The Dockers managed to protect their lead and in the end picked maximum points.
Bandari starting XI: Justin Ndikumana (GK), Dancan Otewa, Mohammed Siraj, Bernard Odhiambo, Brian Otieno, Collins Agade, Felly Mulumba, Danson Chetambe (65’ Yema Mwana, Abdallah Hassan, William Wadri, Benjamin Mosha (65’ Darius Msagha)
Unused subs: Michael Wanyika, Daniel Omondi, Swaleh Salim, Keegan Ndemi, Wilberforce Lugogo, Yema Mwana, Darius Msagha
AFC Leopards Starting XI: Benjamin Ochan, Yusuf Mainge, Robinson Kamura, Clyde Senaji, Lewis Bandi, Fabrice Mugheni, Marvin Nabwire (64’ Hansel Ochieng), Austin Odhiambo (46’ Tsuma Said), Harrison Mwendwa (74′ Caleb Olilo), Elvis Rupia, Jaffar Owiti
Unused subs: John Oyemba, Isaac Kipyegon, Tedian Esilaba, Saad Musa