Bidco United finished third in the 2021 Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Cup after narrowly edging out Divison One side Equity FC 1-0 in the third-place play-off played behind closed doors at Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi on Sunday.
Kassim Mwinyi scored the solitary goal of the match in the first half to end the bankers impressive run which included knocking out defending champions Bandari FC in the quarter-final stage.
The win was enough to hand coach Anthony Akhulia’s side Sh750,000 cash prize money to cap an impressive domestic cup performance.
Akhulia said he was happy with his team’s performance in the campaign.
“It has been a good campaign for us considering the number of good teams we had to face in the competition. I am happy we won this match despite our mixed results in the league,” he said.
His Equity counterpart John Baraza rued missed chances in the match.
“We are satisfied with our place and I can say that the future is bright for my boys and to the team,” Baraza said.
Bidco went ahead at the stroke of the half-hour mark through Mwinyi’s header from Wilson Anekeya’s corner kick.
The match was a curtain raiser to the competition’s finals pitting arch-rivals Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards currently going on.
The winner of the finals will clinch the ticket to the 2021/22 Caf Confederation Cup.
Additionally, the winner will receive Sh2 million prize money while the loser takes home Sh1 million.