Bandari FC interim head coach Twahir Muhiddin has set sights on defending the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Cup title, barely a day after replacing sacked Bernard Mwalala.
Speaking Tuesday while laying open his plans for the Dockers, Muhiddin vowed to lead the club back to winning ways with retaining the Cup his main target.
Bandari made return to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for the first time in four years in 2019 after dethroning 2018 Cup champions Kariobangi Sharks 3-1 and the new man in charge is out to ensure his charges feature at the continental scene regularly by defending their title.
“That is the only trophy remaining and we also want to take part again in the continental football. We need to very serious with that championship because it’s almost difficult to win the league”, said Muhiddin.
The former Harambee Stars tactician also added that he aims to drag the team back to the top in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) following a string of poor results which has left the team lying position 11th on 18 points.
“For sure we cannot win the league but we need to finish in a better position than we are because we all know Bandari is no longer a mid-table team,” he underscored.
At the same time, Muhiddin is scheduled to meet the club’s technical bench by end of the week to lay down his plans for the team as he tries to right Mwalala’s wrongs.
‘’We have to put things in order as soon as possible because our fans need results and that is why the changes have been made. Bandari has good players and I promise the management and our fans that by end of the season they will see some changes,” the former Harambee Stars charged.
The coastal based team will launch their Cup title defence against the winner between Re-union FC and Ogopa FC on Saturday.
FULL FKF CUP DRAW
Reunion v KSG Ogopa FC Winner meets Bandari FC
Luanda Villa v GDC Winner meets Ulinzi Stars
Nairobi Water v Zetech Titans Winner meets FC Talanta
Congo Boys (Mombasa) v Tandaza (UON) Winner meets Posta Rangers
Equity Bank v Balaji Winner meets Sofapaka
Kariobangi Sharks ‘B’ v Naivas FC Winner meets Gor Mahia
Jericho revelation v Nation FC Winner meets Bidco United
Kenpoly v Mwatate United Winner meets Kariobangi Sharks
FC Shells v SS Assad Winner meets Fortune Sacco
MMUST v Keroka Technical Winner meets Vihiga United
Transfoc v Mara Sugar Winner meets Ushuru FC
Zoo Youth v Sindo United Winner meets KCB
Butali Sugar v Flamingo Winner meets Migori Youth
Nyahururu Sportiff v Black Diamond Rangers Winner meets Kisumu All Stars
Elimu FC v KUSCO Winner meets AFC Leopards
Soy United v Soy FC Winner meets Wazito FC
Report by Luqman Mahamoud and Amaria Chege