Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia have lodged an appeal with the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) following the ruling by the Independent Disciplinary and Complaints Committee (IDCC) to dock the club three points.
The club was found guilty of failing to control its players and fans in the match against Tusker on Saturday 16 April as the fans caused a ten – minute stoppage to the game while protesting a decision to award Tusker a penalty.
The club’s goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch was also handed a one match ban for accosting the match’s second assistant referee.
Clubs punished by the IDCC can appeal through the Football Kenya Federation (FKF)’s Independent Disciplinary and Appeals Committee (IDAC) and the FKF CEO Robert Muthomi confirms the champions have made the move.
In a communique to media houses, he confirmed that the same has been forwarded to the relevant committee for review and subsequent action.
“We have received an appeal letter from Gor Mahia and in conformity with football laws in the country have subsequently forwarded the same to the FKF’s Appeals Committee for their review and action,” said FKF CEO Robert Muthomi.
AFC Leopards were also docked the same number of points for the crowd trouble witnessed in Mumias in the match against Ulinzi Stars.