Bandari Football Club manager Bernard Mwalala has severely criticized Mombasa county Governor Hassan Joho for failing to build an international stadium despite the inception of devolution seven years ago.
The angry tactician expressed his fury after the announcement that Bandari will play their continental matches outside Mombasa due to lack of stadium that meets the CAF guidelines.
Bandari fans have been left disappointed since they won’t be able to watch matches played outside Mombasa at their famous Mbaraki Stadium.
“You look places like Machakos where football is not dominating but they have a standard stadium. You call yourself the number one county in the country but you can’t have such a facility,” Mwalala said.
“It’s now high time for the county government to look at this because it’s not adding up; we are from Mombasa but we cannot host our home matches in the region,” he continued.
Bandari booked a CAF Confederation Cup ticket after a splendid performance in the Shield Cup final beating Kariobangi Sharks 3-1 to win the trophy.
But it seems it will be a long journey before Mbaraki stadium be renovated to the international level since Bandari will be using it next season for their KPL campaigns.
Could that be the beginning of their failure in the continental campaigns?