Ingwe slams Muhoroni request
08 September 2014, 19:39
Nairobi - AFC Leopards have hit out at Muhoroni Youth's request to be
awarded all three points after the pair's Kenyan Premier League clash last week
was marred by crowd violence.
The two sides played out a fiery, yet uneventful, goalless
draw at the Nyayo National Stadium, before crowd violence erupted and police
eventually needed to use tear gas to disperse the unruly supporters.
Muhoroni have since written to the KPL asking that they be
handed a win, considering the league's zero tolerance stance on violence, but
Leopards have unsurprisingly reacted angrily to that request.
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"We would like to categorically state that AFC Leopards
is a peace-loving club and we subscribe to zero tolerance on hooliganism and
football violence and as such our fans were not involved in any act of
violence," said Ingwe general secretary George Aladwa.
"The said game was under peaceful and friendly
conditions and our fans accepted the results and went home peacefully.
"We are quite aware that police made some arrests and
it is these people who should be held responsible for anything destroyed.
"Muhoroni Youth should be the last team to demand for
action against AFC Leopards considering their fans stoned our bus and
intimidated our fans and players' when we played in the first leg against them
in Muhoroni, forcing us to hire security from the stadium.
"We request that Kenyan Premier League dismiss Muhoroni
Youth's demands with the contempt it deserves."