KPL protects referees
19 May 2015, 11:21
Nairobi - According to reports, Kenyan Premier League officials have pledged to fine coaches and managers that speak out against match officials after a game.
Kenya's top division has been plagued by a slew of poor refereeing performances and many coaches around the country have had enough.
There have been calls for everything from punishing referees for poor performances to increased training for match officials, but the higher-ups at the KPL have decided to go another way.
A leading KPL coach, who chose to remain anonymous, reportedly revealed to Goal that managers faced fines of up to KES 20,000 for speaking out against referees.
"We are now being fined every time we raise issues about poor officiating. I have been fined but this is not the way to deal with this issue," the coach told Goal.
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The most notable incident of a coach taking issue with a referee this season was Ulinzi Stars manager Robert Matano after their 2-0 loss to Gor Mahia.
Matano said the official was, "...a bogus referee, who doesn't deserve to officiate in the league."
While Bandari head coach Twahir Muhiddin has also been in the news for condemning referees after a disappointing result.
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