Gor awarded the aborted “Mashemeji” Derby Match

Gor awarded the aborted “Mashemeji” Derby Match

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Kenya Premier League Limited has awarded Gor  Mahia the aborted ‘Mashemeji  Derby’ match pitting them against arch rivals AFC Leopards.

In reaching the decision, KPL governing body said match officials report indicated that AFC Leopards fans were behind the havoc thus forcing the referee to call off the match on security grounds.

KPL also used chapter 3.4 of its laws which states that any club whose fans disrupt or interfere with match proceedings will see their opponents awarded three points and a 2-0 victory against them.

AFC Leopards through their website however,vowed to challenge the decision claiming that Gor Mahia being the home team failed to provide enough security.

The match staged at Nyayo National Stadium on Sunday ended prematurely in the 65th minute after Leopards fans protested the referee decision to award Gor Mahia a penalty.

Meanwhile a total of 19 Gor Mahia fans were on Tuesday arraigned in a Nairobi court and charged with malicious damage to property, creating a disturbance and assault causing actual body harm to people within  the City CBD.

The nineteen, among them a 16 year old boy did not plead to the charges as their lawyer argued that their rights were violated after having stayed in the custody for more than 24hrs.