Bandari’s Mbungo and Wadri named best coach and player for February

Dockers topped the awards for February after their head coach and player won them on Friday

Bandari coach Casa Mbungo is the FKF Premier League coach of the month in February, while forward Willaim Wadri took home the players award.

Mbungo guided Bandari to four wins in as many matches in the month to claim the prize ahead of his Bidco United tactician Anthony Akhulia.

Bandari started the month with a 1-0 victory over the Kariobangi Sharks at Utalii pitch before humiliating the AFC Leopards 2-1 in the next game at Mbaraki pitch.

The Coast side went on to defeat Vihiga United in their third game after smashing five unanswered goals and downing Ulinzi Stars 2-0 in the last game of the month.

Akhulia, on the other hand, led Bidco to four wins, but his goal returns fell short of Bandari who scored ten and conceded once. The league debutants narrowly edged Posta Rangers 1-0 in their first game of the month before beating Zoo Kericho 2-0 in their second meeting at Green Stadium in Kericho.

The Thika-based club fought enthusiastically to beat Mathare United 2-1 at Kasarani Stadium in the third matchup and replied a similar result in their last game against Tusker.

Mbungo becomes the third tactician to be decorated this season after Zedekiah Otieno of KCB and Francis Kimanzi of Wazito who were named Coaches of the Month for December and January respectively and the Rwandan national returned home with a personalized trophy and Ksh50,000 from league organizers. .

The players’ award was won by Wadri, who demonstrated his versatility after being called upon to fill the void in the hitting department caused by the absence of the club’s favorite center-forward Yema Mwana, who was indisposed during the match. month.

The Ugandan player has risen to the task despite playing in uncharted territory scoring three goals and helping once to help Bandari win their four matches of the month.

Wadri said the Dockers started the month with a win as his goal was enough to humiliate Sharks Kariobangi on the Utalii pitch.

The dreadlocked player scored a brace to inspire Bandari to a 2-1 home win over the AFC Leopards in their second game, then assisted the third goal in their 5-0 demolition of Vihiga United and played a crucial role in creating the first and fifth goals in the match at Mbaraki’s field.

Wadri was instrumental in opening up the Ulinzi Stars’ tenacious defense in Game 4 which ended 2-0 in their favor at Green Stadium.

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