Bandari Dethrone Sharks, Win Shield

BY STEVE AYOO

Bandari FC won their second FKF Shield title in four years after completing a 3-1 win over defending champions Kariobangi Sharks in a final which was played over two days.

After Saturday’s final at the Kasarani Stadium was abandoned at half time due to a relentless heavy downpour that rendered the pitch unplayable, the duo clashed for the remaining 45 minutes with Bandari holding a 2-1 lead.

Benjamin Mosha, who watched the Saturday events from the bench as Yema Mwama drilled home a brace only for Patillah Omotto to halve, scored Bandari’s third goal in the 80thminute to seal the win for the coastal side.

Sharks were aiming to become the first side to successfully defend the title since record winners Gor Mahia in 2011 and 2012 but the Dockers refused to be denied their second taste of continental football in four years.

It was also a sweet revenge for Bernard Mwalala’s side who were beaten by Sharks in the Sportpesa Cup early in the season.

Bandari pocketed Kshs 2 million, but their biggest price is a spot in the preliminary rounds of the 2019-20 CAF Confederation Cup.

KCB meanwhile took the second rubbers up spot after an astonishing 7-1 humbling of surprise semifinalist SS Assad in the third place playoff.

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