The Independent Disciplinary and Complaints Committee (IDCC), has issued a preliminary ruling on the case of ugly incidents spotted during the Bandari FC versus Muhoroni Youth clash on the 19th week of action in the KPL at the Mbaraki Sports Club.
KPL leveled charges against the two teams and their officials with Bandari, being the home team, charged with not providing adequate security which caused stoppage of the game while the club’s official Ali Abdalla was charged for using abusive language towards match officials, encroaching on the field of play as well as inciting ball boys to delay restarts.
Muhoroni Youth were charged with encroaching on the field of play as well as attacking a ball boy while the team’s striker Wycliffe Ochomo was charged with attacking a Bandari FC medical staff.
The verdicts were passed and the parties found guilty.
Bandari has been fined Kshs 100,000 while the club’s kit manager Ali Abdalla has been fined Kshs 15,000 and banned for three home matches.
The Muhoroni Youth technical bench has been collectively fined Kshs 50,000 while Ochomo, who is already serving a two game ban, has been handed another one match suspension and cautioned on repeat offence.
The parties have been handed a 48 – hour window to appeal from Monday 8 August.
Here is the full KPL statement:
- That the Committee finds that Bandari FC is guilty of the offence as charged. Bandari FC will pay a fine of KES100 000 within TEN (10) days of the date hereof, failing which Kenyan Premier League shall deduct that sum from dues due to Bandari FC.
- That the Stadia, Safety and Security Committee is hereby ordered to forthwith inspect the Mbaraki Sports Club to determine its suitability to host Kenyan Premier League events and or make relevant recommendations to improve on security of the grounds.
- Bandari FC Kit Manager Mr Ali Abdalla is found guilty as charged and is hereby fined a sum of KES 15 000 payable within TEN (10) days of the date hereof. He is also barred from accessing the Mbaraki Sports Club or attending any Kenyan Premier League event involving Bandari FC home fixtures for THREE (3) MATCHES effective immediately. Bandari FC is charged with the responsibility to ensure that both orders are complied with and in default Kenyan Premier League shall place this matter before this Committee with relevant details of non-compliance for further orders.
- Muhoroni Youth FC technical bench members are found guilty of the charges set out and the club is hereby fined a sum of KES 50 000, payable within TEN (10) days and in default Kenyan Premier League to deduct the said funds from the dues owing to the Club.
- Mr. Wycliffe Ochomo is found guilty of the offence as charged and the red card issued by the referee is hereby confirmed. Further this Committee imposes a further period of ineligibility of the player for a further ONE (1) MATCH effective immediately following the penalty arising from the sendoff. The player is put on notice that any further acts infringing on Football rules within this season shall attract more serious consequences.
The full ruling will be released by the Committee on Thursday, 11 August 2016. Clubs can appeal this decision 48 hours from Monday, 08 August 2016.