Muhiddin: We are getting better and better

Bandari coach Twahir Muhiddin has expressed satisfaction with the team’s progress saying they have now gelled but still feels they are yet to reach their true potential.“We have gotten the right chemistry and we are now mature,” Muhiddin said on Tuesday despite Bandari losing their eight-match unbeaten run to Muhoroni Youth over the weekend. The coast-based side lost 1-0.“We should have won the match. We created all the chances and they scored from their one half-chance. But I am happy with the progress of this team. Before we faced Muhoroni we had gone six straight matches without conceding a goal.”

In that period, an impressive Bandari crushed Thika, saw off Sony and silenced KCB and Ushuru, a performance Muhiddin attributes to getting the right balance and energy in the team.“You will notice that over the last six to eight games the team has been the same save for just one or two changes. All our season signings have now integrated in the team and settled. We have also got all the players now playing at the right position and you can see the results,” Muhiddin said in Mombasa after returning from their western Kenya sojourn.

Bandari possess several experienced and talented players acquired at the beginning of this season who have undoubtedly added quality to the side. They include internationally capped Anthony Kimani from Sofapaka, David Kingatua from Thika United and David Gateri from South Africa.But Muhiddin is particularly impressed with Uganda international Musa Mudde who arrived from AFC Leopards midseason.“Musa has now played two games. His class and experience has made a big difference.”

So does he think Bandari, who have this season beaten Tusker and Sony and held Sofapaka , and are currently placed sixth on the league table with 29 points from 19 matches, can challenge for top honours?“I believe in challenges and the more we play big teams the better we become. We know other teams have recruited heavily and well and we expect things to be tough.“But my players are up to the challenge. It is up to them to work more and believe in themselves. This league is a marathon.Muhiddin warned: “We are yet to reach our true potential and we can do it and do well by the end of the season. All the rest we leave to God.”
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