Poor refereeing destroying our league, says Beach Bay Coach Peter Mole

Football Kenya Federation Division 2 Northern zone Pool A side Beach Bay./COURTESY

Football Kenya Federation Division 2 Northern zone Pool A side Beach Bay coach Peter Mole is worried on how referees are officiating matches claiming that they are favoring certain teams in the league.

Speaking with the Baraka FM sports desk on Monday Peter said that the referees are very poor in decision-making after his side conceded a last-minute controversial penalty against Samburu Lions on Saturday.

The third penalty of the game against his side was a handball claim.

The Magarini-based club is said to have abandoned their game on Saturday after the incident and allowed the home side [Samburu Lions] to collect all three points while the game was at 1-1, claims Peter denied.

“The center referee decided to end the match before the end of normal time after short discussions with the other referees,” he said.

Peter has called on all the referees in the league to be fair while officiating matches whether to the home side or the away team.

“I will speak the truth; referees especially from Mombasa favor Mombasa clubs. We spend a lot of money in this league for transport and paying referees we will not allow this to continue,” Peter stated.

He has threatened to write a letter to the FKF North Coast Zone to withdraw his side from the league if there are no changes.

Peter says they spend a lot of money in the league for transport and other expenditures including paying security officers; stating that at home they spent at least sh.15,000 per game and around sh.30,000 to sh.50,000 for away games.

Meanwhile, the rate of the Division 2 teams failing to honor away matches has become a threat in the league.

This is after Inter Dabaso from Malindi failed to travel to Lamu where they were scheduled to play against Deep Sea on Sunday.

Other teams that have also awarded their opponents free points are Spark who didn’t manage to face Kamtonga from Taita taveta, Ashton Rangers failed to honor their match against Sango Sportiff.

Maji Bombers were removed from the league due to financial shortages.