Gor Mahia fined for crowd trouble, warned of points docking
Kenyan Premier League Disciplinary Committee has fined champions Gor Mahia Sh606,000 for the crowd trouble
The Kenyan Premier League Disciplinary Committee has fined champions Gor Mahia Sh606,000 for the crowd trouble during their league match against KCB on January 27 and warned the club they risk being docked points in case of any future incidents.
Gor fans started throwing projectiles into the pitch in the 89th minute of their 1-0 loss and caused a 15-minute stoppage to the game.
The club was charged at the IDCC for failing to control their supporters.
“It is the responsibility of the club to ensure that members/supporters and/or fans conduct themselves in a fair manner and refrain from violent, threatening, abusive, obscene and other provocative and unsporting conduct or language at the Match,” IDCC said in its statement on Tuesday.
The club has been ordered to pay a fine of Sh300,000 to the league managers while a further Sh200,000 will be paid to KCB FC for the damage caused to their bus.
Gor will pay a further Sh106,000 to the Machakos County Government; Sh56,000 being for the damage of two ambulances while Sh50,000 will be to pay for the repair of a section of the perimeter fence damaged by the fans.
“That above amount should be paid within Sixty (60) days from the date of this ruling. In the event of default, the said amount shall be recovered by KPL from the Club’s share of the Premier League Sponsorship by SportPesa for the 2018-19 Club’s entitlement,” said a statement from the IDCC.
“The club is hereby warned that severe punishment will be meted out on it if its fans, Members and/or supporters will be found guilty of similar charge in future matches and to be precise, the Tribunal will henceforth consider docking Six (6) League points if similar acts of hooliganism is repeated by member/supporters and/or fans,” the statement stated further.