Bandari head coach Bernard Mwalala has refuted claims that he used harsh and powerful words as he addressed the lack of Stadiums in Mombasa.
A publication from Citizen claimed that Mwalala took a slight dig at the Mombasa County government for failing to deliver an international stadium seven years since the advent of devolution. Mwalala has distanced himself from the reports saying he wants his club to have a good relationship with Media as well as the County government.
"It's unfortunate that the stadium isn't available, and we would have enjoyed playing there, as it would have been an amazing experience for our growing fans who would have cheered the team during CAF matches,” he said.
Mwalala says he termed the experience as magical and a wonderful experience for the locals, but, he did not direct all or any blame to the County government nor partake in pointing fingers at the matter.
“Bandari FC and our Head Coach Bernard Mwalala did not use such aggressive words, nor did he express displeasure at the matter. The gaffer was misquoted in the article and Bandari FC as a club would like to advise the said media reporters to report first-hand information,” a statement from the club read.
“It's such occurrences and actions like these that render the gaffer an unlikely candidate for interviews. We urge the above media reporters to report accurately and efficiently, with uttermost precision.”
Mwalala helped his side to win the Shield following a 3-1 win over Kariobangi Sharks in the finals. The Mombasa based side finished second in the Kenyan Premier League with 64 points, eight behind champions Gor Mahia.