Gor Mahia summoned over fan trouble

Gor Mahia

Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia have been ordered to appear before the Independent Disciplinary and Complaints Commission (IDCC) on Thursday 28 April to answer to charges relating to unsporting conduct from the team’s fans.

The team’s fans caused an 1 – minute stoppage to the game against Tusker on Saturday 16 April at the Nyayo National Stadium as they protested a call to award Tusker FC a penalty that was scored by Humphrey Mieno as Tusker ran out 1 – 0 winners.

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Mahia have also been charged with failing to control its players after goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch was seen pushing the assistant referee twice in the incident while an unruly fan who also ran on the pitch to attack an assistant referee has also landed the club in trouble.

The charges:

The charges include the team’ spectators throwing stones, bottles and other objects to the Second Assistant Referee after a penalty was awarded to Tusker in the 70th minute; Mahia goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch confronting the Second Assistant Referee after the penalty was awarded; and after the final whistle a Gor Mahia spectator entering the field of play and assaulting the Assistant Referee in front of Gor Mahia stewards.

A hearing by the IDCC will he held on Thursday where Gor Mahia have been summoned to respond to the charges.