FKF Leagues and Competitions Committee goes hard on Gor Mahia in an attempt to tame hooliganism
Kenyan Premier League giants Gor Mahia will play the next five home games without fans after the FKF Leagues and Competitions Committee found them guilty in the aftermath of chaos witnessed during a premier league match against Murang’a Seal.
Chaos were witnessed last Saturday when Gor played debutants and high-riding Murang’a Seal to a barren draw at the Kasarani Stadium, acts of hooliganism said to have been triggered by the sub-par officiating with Benson Omala’s disallowed goal being the major cause for the unfortunate incident.
The club will now have to enforce the decision to play on an empty stadium, pay a fine of Ksh 500,000 and refund all medical costs incurred by match officials.
Sports Kenya, the body in charge of government-owned stadiums, has also slapped Gor Mahia with a total of Ksh. 1,995,000 fine as the chaos left 295 seats damaged with 12 PWD wooden panels and four electrical panels vandalized.
K’Ogalo players Rogers Ouma, Rooney Onyango , Joshua Onyango and Omalla Benson will also face the FKF Disciplinary Committee for their role in the skirmishes.
The Disciplinary body further ruled that the nil-nil draw result will stand.
The club has a right to appeal this decision under the FKF Regulations.
In another development, Gor Mahia has cancelled a planned friendly match against Azam FC of Tanzania that was set for Sunday 19th November.
?? | UPDATE— GOR MAHIA FC (@OfficialGMFC) November 17, 2023
As a result of the chaos that was witnessed during our last match, FKF Leagues & Competition Committee has ruled that we play our next 5 league matches without fans and pay a fine of Sh500,000.
Football is a game. Hooliganism is a shame! #Sirkal | #GorFansClub