More trouble for K'Ogalo
23 March 2012, 17:20
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After their ill timed behavior over the weekend, Gor Mahia fans have thrown their team into more consequences with the Sports Stadia Management board banning them from using their facilities.
The ban will see them not enjoy the prestige of using the Nyayo nor Kasarani Stadia, which are owned by they SSMB.
This means that all teams that will be playing against Gor Mahia and have their home stadium as either Nyayo or Kasarani will have to look for alternatives.
The other stadia available for Gor Mahia use within the city are City Stadium and Hope Centre. The Hope Centre in Kawangware may not have the capacity to hold the K'ogalo fans with its small stature and weak security mechanisms. The only other solace is the City Stadium.
In a verdict passed on Friday morning after a meeting between FKF, KPL and SSMB, Gor were also instructed to pay for all the damages accrued during the violent match on Sunday against AFC Leopards.
“As a board we hold Gor responsible for the acts of hooliganism and wish to inform them that they must show civility and educate their fans to avoid any further sanctions, we have been patient with the Club despite holding them accountable for past misdeeds but now it’s time to act, and stamp our authority as a lesson to other clubs, the board will only lift the ban after the club provides us with a detailed report on how they will fight this vice”. A message on the FKF official website from SSMB chair Rtd Gen. Daniel Opande added.
This comes just few days after supersport pulled off air all Gor Mahia matches until the team promises and proves that they have curbed the vice of violence.
AFC Leopards have also refused to play their Top 8 match against K'Ogalo citing safety of their fans and retaliation as the major reason.
So, which way for K'Ogalo and their errant fans?
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