Bandari FC head coach Bernard Mwalala has turned his guns to match officials who oversaw his team’s CAF Confederations Cup clash against Horoya Athletic Club in Conakry Guinea.
According to Mwalala, his team lost to Horoya due to poor officiating. The dockers went down 4-2 with Horoya’s Aristide Bance bagging a hat-trick.
Mwalala now feels that the referee, Papa Gasama was all out to ensure his team lost to the Guinea giants.
‘Now I can understand why it’s difficult to win here. Let the match officials be a little bit fair. We want the African continent to do better in elite competitions like the World Cup but it’s never going to happen if we can have such poor officials, more so doing it against an emerging Bandari,” Said Mwalala.
Despite the setback in Conakry, Mwalala still believes that his boys have all that it takes to see off Horoya in the return leg set for the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi.
“It’s still very difficult for both sides. They have a good striker (Bance) but we are also favoured with our two away goals. We are going to defend very well at home and try to score the two goals. It’s still 50-50 but the officials today had a mission of bringing us down.” Added Mwalala.
Bandari will be looking to put Horoya to the sword as the team aims at breaking into the monied stages of the CAF Confederations Cup.
The return leg will be played on 3/11/2019.