Kenyan Premier League (SPL) champions Gor Mahia have been docked three points as punishment for crowd trouble involving the club’s fans in an earlier league match, against Tusker in April.
The club’s fans caused a ten – minute stoppage to the match against Tusker FC on Saturday 16 April and for it the club has paid the price as ruled by the Independent Disciplinary and Complaints Committee (IDCC).
The committee ruled that the club failed to control its fans who not only caused the stoppage by also had an assault on the second assistant referee in the game, all in protest as the referee awarded Tusker a late penalty.
“Gor Mahia FC failed to control its fans and supporters on the 16th April 2016 during a league match, thereby causing disruptions of KPL Match Number 65 and the assault of the 2nd assistant referee following the conclusion of the said match, contrary to Rule 3.4(a) of the Rules of Kenyan Football.
“We are not satisfied that Gor Mahia FC is treating the matter of managing its fans and supporters with the urgency and seriousness that it deserves. Deterrent measures are therefore required.” The IDCC noted as reported on the KPL website.