Kenya Premier League Champions Gor –Mahia have been fined Kshs 906,000 by the Independent Disciplinary and Complaints Committee (IDCC) for fan trouble that led to the damage of property in two League games involving AFC Leopards and KCB FC.
The Tribunal said that the team failed to control their members, supports and fans during the Kenyan Premier League Match number 084 between KCB FC and Gor Mahia FC which was played at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.
In the first account, the Independent Disciplinary & Complaints Committee (IDCC) have fined the Kenyan champions Sh606,000 for acts of hooliganism during their match against KCB that led to their game against KCB being stopped for fifteen minutes, damage to the stadium perimeter fence and to vehicles during the league match played on 27 January, 2018.
And in the second judgment, K’Ogalo has been fined Sh300,000 for failing to control its fans during the match against AFC Leopards played on Saturday 25 August.
The club has been given a deadline of 60 days to pay the fine to league body 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 for the 2018-19 club’s entitlement.
The tribunal further reminded Gor Mahia that according to the Rules of Kenyan football, they had the responsibility of controlling their supporters and members and ensures that they behave in a fair manner.
ARNOLD AMBOYE AUTHOR