Kenya has been fined US$ 10,000 (Approximately Kshs 1 million) by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) over the cases of hooliganism that marred the Kenya – Guinea Bissau clash in the 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers on Sunday 27 March at the Nyayo National Stadium.
The match was stopped for 30 minutes in its latter stages as Kenya national team players protested a contentious goal scored by Guinea Bissau before fans joined them, pelting missiles at the match officials, which has attracted the fine from CAF.
The match was later played to completion after calm was restored by police and for the incidents, Kenya has been warned of dire actions should there be a repeat.
Among the measures lined up should there be a repeat, is playing home matches away from home or playing without fans
“In case a similar incident occurs, the team may play on neutral ground/without spectators or at a different stadium,” the statement from CAF noted.
The goal stood and Kenya, who had lost to Guinea Bissau in the first leg four days earlier, went on to lose that as well.