The Star (Nairobi)

14 November 2012

Kenya: FKF Demand Gor Provide Report After Saturday's Chaotic Scenes

Football Kenya Federation have directed Gor Mahia to provide a comprehensive report within the next week regarding the acts of hooliganism witnessed after the team's final Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match on Saturday.

A section of fans dressed in the club's white and green jerseys sparked chaos after the team drew 1-1 with Thika United at the City Stadium.

The draw saw K'ogalo's hunt for the premiership title after 17 years of waiting go up in smoke. Yesterday FKF chairman Sam Nyamweya said the federation was not going to treat the weekend skirmishes lightly and that thorough investigations will be made.

"The federation cannot pin-point those who were behind the lawlessness. That is the reason why we have instructed Gor Mahia to put us into the picture as to what actually happened," said Nyamweya.

"We want zero tolerance to wayward acts by fans. We are going to take the necessary action." He said the action taken on those found guilty will act as a deterrent to teams whose fans exhibit a similar tendency for lawlessness.

Gor's official sponsor Brookside Daily through their brand Tuzo have already expressed their concerns over the events that followed the match. Supersport, the KPL rights holder have also threatened not to air matches deemed high octane and which might attract hooligans.

Meanwhile, AFC Leopards want FKF to assure them that there will be tight security during their FKF semi final match against Gor Mahia at Moi - Kasarani on Sunday.

Leopards chairman Alex Ole Magelo said they have in the past raised concerns over security in decisive matches but expressed regret that FKF had done nothing about it.

"Security has to be beefed up in and out of the stadium for the safety of players, officials and fans. We would not want a situation where a life is lost or somebody is maimed," said Magelo.

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