Lewis Bandi replaced Randy Bakari in the 85th minute against Bidco United on Sunday marking a return from a year long injury after staying out with a horizontal tear anterior horn lateral meniscus that forced him to undergo a surgery procedure.

Bandi last featured for the Leopards in the FKF Cup semi-final match against Kakamega Homeboys at Nyayo Stadium on 20th May 2023. He described his one year stay off what he really likes, a lonely and boring period. “Football everything to me and I am so happy to be back on the pitch. I missed playing competitive football. Thank you to all our fans for the great reception on the field and all the encouraging messages.”

Lewis Bandi, who was a regular starter last season under former coach Patrick Aussems, admits that everyone in the team wants a place in the matchday squad. “There is a lot of competition in the team , which is a very good thing, and I’ll have to work hard to command a starting role in the team.”

With three matches left in the FKF-PL and an FKF Cup semi-final clash on 26th May 2024 against Police FC, Lewis is optimistic that his team mates are ready to give their best and win at least the cup.

“We will do our very best as usual. I urge our fans to turn up in numbers this Sunday to support the team, and for sure, we won’t disappoint them.”

The FKF Cup semi-final match will kick off at 3.00pm. The match venue will be communicated.