AFC Leopards fans hold referees hostage at Nyayo

AFC Leopards fans hold referees hostage at Nyayo

Are we getting back to the old soccer dark age? AFC Leopards fans held hostage the match officials after their barren draw against Rangers at the Nyayo National Stadium accusing them of bias. Centre referee Richard Obare was the subject of controversy as it was also alleged that he was involved in a verbal ultercation with Leopards defender Erick Masika.

Angry fans bayed for the officials’ blood as they barricaded the exit, while a few of them started throwing objects into the pitch.

Police had to quickly swing into action and they threatened to hurl teargas canisters but a concerted effort from a few AFC Leopards officials and a reknowned journalist prevented them. 

After consultations, the officials safely exited through Gate six but a few fans enraged fans followed them to the the other side,leaving the police with no option but to use teargas to disperse the them.

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