Mombasa side Bandari FC will be the second team representing Kenya in Africa after blanking second tier side Nakumatt FC 4 – 2 in the 2015 GOtv Shield final played on Sunday 13 December at the Nyayo National Stadium.
Bandari had a class act in the game and went in with eyes on the prize, Anthony Kimani opening the scores on just the fifth minute from the penalty spot after Donald Mosoti’s foul on David Kingatua in the box.
Thereafter it was a Ugandan show as Musa Mudde and George Abege grabbed quick fire goals to make it 3 – 0 in the opening 15 minutes and Masoud Juma, having failed to hit the net in the last eight months rose well to head home Kimani’s delivery from a corner on the stroke of half time.
With a 4 – 0 lead heading to the break, Bandari, upon resumption, stroked the ball comfortably as they awaited the final whistle though the heavy rains at some point worked against them, allowing Nakumatt to score two late goals.
Martin Imbalambala and Tyron Owino got the late goals for the Nairobi side but it was Bandari who marched on to receive the winners medals.
By the win, Bandari earns the right to play in the CAF Confederations Cup in 2016. They are drawn to face St. Eloi Lupopo.