Bandari FC has re-hired coach Ken Odhiambo to replace the departed Bernard Mwalala.

Odhiambo’s official appointment at the club is expected to be unveiled this week to replace Twahir Muhiddin who had been appointed on an interim basis following the ouster of Mwalala.

Odhiambo is not new to the Bandari surroundings, having been in charge of the coastal side for four and a half years before leaving for further studies in July 2018.

The new tactician joined Bandari as an assistant coach under coach Twahir Muhiddin on August 19, 2014 after being sacked at Harambee Stars where he served in the same position.

Odhiambo rose to the position of head coach in December 2017, taking over the reins from Ugandan tactician Paul Nkata who had been fired by the club then.

Odhiambo had spent most of his coaching career at Nairobi City Stars who, at that time were, in the Kenyan Premier League.

He takes over a Bandari side which has struggled for form this season and find themselves in position 11, with 23 points. 

Odhiambo’s last game in charge of Bandari was after a 1-1 stalemate in Mombasa and as fate would have it, his first league game on his return, will be against the same opponents on the same ground. 

The dockers face Mathare United on Saturday February 22, 2020 at the Mbaraki stadium, Mombasa.