Bandari FC has landed safely in Tunis, the Tunisian capital on Thursday, September 26 ahead of its CAF Confederation second leg clash against US Ben Guerdane.
A win for Bandari will see them sail through to the group stages for the first time in history.
The last appearance by the coastal outfit came in 2016 where they were bundled out in the preliminary stages by St. Lupopo of Congo.
We have arrived safely here in Tunisia 🇹🇳.
At exactly 13:00 Hours
After a five hour flight from Dubai.
On board Emirates Boeing 777-300 ✈️
— Bandari FC (@BandariOfficial) September 26, 2019
Gor Mahia, the other Kenyan representative in the CAF confederation competition face a daunting task of overturning a huge 4-1 thrashing at the hands of USM Alger in the first leg.
The dockers head into the clash riding on a two goal advantage from the first leg played at the Moi Sports Center Kasarani a fortnight ago.
The two goals scored by Congolese striker Yema Mwana and Abdalla Hassan will give the Bernard Mwalala coached outfit additional confidence despite them playing on Tunisian soil.
Two goals by the home team will force a penalty shootout while an away goal for Bandari will make the mountain even steeper and more slippery for Ben Guerdane as they will need to put more than three goals past the Bandari shot stopper.
Bandari made a return to the continental scene after seeing off holders Mathare United to clinch the SportPesa shield cup in June.
Here is the travelling party:
Felly Mulumba (C), Fred Nkata, Nicholas Meja, Brian Otieno, Abdallah Hassan, Siraj Mohammed, Cliff Kasuti, Yema Mwana, Wycliffe Ochomo, Wadri William, Darius Msagha, Daniel Guya, Danson Namasaka, Mustafa Oduor, Michael Wanyika, Alex Luganji, Shaban Kenga, Collins Agade, David King’atua and Moses Mudavadi.