June 13, 2024

Police vs AFC match to continue behind closed doors

Police vs AFC match to continue behind closed doors

The match shall resume from the 60th minute on Monday, May 27, 2024, at 11:00 AM, maintaining the score at the time of interruption.

Football Kenya Federation has announced that the abandoned FKF Cup semi-final match between AFC Leopards and Police will be replayed on Monday, behind closed doors. 

The match was halted in the 60th minute after the second assistant referee, Samuel Kuria, was injured by an object thrown from the crowd. At the time of the abandonment, Police were leading AFC Leopards 1-0 and the match according to FKF, will resume from the 60th minute with Police retaining their lead.

In a statement on Sunday evening, FKF explained, “...after calm was restored and by the time the match officials were ready to proceed, the venue’s lack of floodlights posed significant safety concerns for all players, technical staff, supporters, and other stakeholders, preventing the match from resuming. As time passed, it became increasingly clear that resuming the match would compromise the well-being of those involved.

 


Under Articles 5.1 and 5.2 of the FKF Mozzart Bet Cup regulations, the FKF Leagues and Competitions Committee has decided as follows:

- The match shall resume from the 60th minute on Monday, May 27, 2024, at 11:00 AM, maintaining the score at the time of interruption.

- The match will be played behind closed doors at the Police Sacco Stadium.”

In another match also played at the same venue on Sunday , KCB and Kariobangi Sharks played to a 1-1 draw in regulation time, with back-to-back goals from KCB’s Derrick Otanga in the 77th minute and Kariobangi Sharks’ Fortune Omotto in the 79th minute.#

The deadlock extended into extra time, and with both teams unable to find the back of the net, the game headed to penalties, in which, KCB emerged victorious, winning 4-2 and booking their slot in the finals.