Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia have appealed against the ruling to dock the team three points at the Sports Disputes Tribunal (SDT); club Assistant Secretary General Ronald Ngala has revealed, as quoted on the club website.
The team was docked three points by the KPL’s Independent Disciplinary and Complaints Committee (IDCC) over hooliganism in the match against Tusker FC in April.
The club appealed that ruling at the FKF’s Independent Disciplinary and Appeals Committee (IDAC) but the ruling was upheld leaving the club to seek intervention at a higher court, stating that the ruling was not only excessive, but the club was also denied a fair hearing.
“We filed an appeal before the Sports Tribunal on the docked points yesterday (Wednesday). It is our feeling as club that we were not accorded a fair hearing at both the IDCC and IDAC. And our key reason for doing this is that we (Gor Mahia) feel we were not given a fair hearing and the punishment was manifestly harsh and excessive.” He said as quoted on the club’s official website.