Fkf to intervene in “Mashemeji” derby violence

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Football Kenya Federation has promised to intervene in the violence perpetrated by AFC fans during the Mashemeji Derby on Sunday.

FKF President Nick Mwendwa says they are awaiting the Kenya Premier League’s Independent Disciplinary and Disputes Committee’s decision on the matter before he intervenes.

“We are awaiting the Kenya Premier League’s disciplinary decision on the matter and if it is not handled well as the body mandated to run the sport we will intervene” he warned.

Gor Mahia beat their arch rivals Afc Leopards 2-0 to lift the Premier League title but ugly scenes that have been the norm when the two clubs meet were witnessed in the match played at the Moi International Center Kasarani over the weekend.

Mwendwa has condemned the violence perpetrated by fans.

Mwendwa stated that it is unfortunate that a lot of money has been spent by the government to upgrade the facility but it is unfortunate a few individuals are vandalizing the investment.

He announced that the Federation is unable to meet its financial obligations because of lack of funds saying that they are struggling to pay up debts accrued from the former regime.

This coupled with several court cases pending in court.

Among the cases battled by the federation include cases of former Harambee Stars Coaches Adel Amrouche which the Federation appealed after being ordered by Fifa to pay the former tactician 600,000 Dollars (Sh60mn) and Bobby Williamson who went to court claiming to be paid Ksh 55 million.

He claimed that the tax man is also on the federation’s case for failing to pay statutory deduction of Pay as you earn (PAYE) for its employees which accumulated to Sh24mn which attracted a penalty of Sh41mn.

Mwendwa announced that the federation had pulled out of hosting the Women African Cup of Nations because of lack of venue to host the event.

Only Kasarani Stadium can host any international match with Nyayo closed while Machakos, Bukhungu and Afraha are not up to the standard of hosting the continental event.

 

 

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