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AFC Leopards & Gor Mahia docked factors, fined Ksh 10M after skipping Mashemeji Derby

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The two largest clubs in Kenyan football have been given an appeal if they are not satisfied with the decision

AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia were each deducted three points and fined a total of 10 million.

The two teams claimed through a joint notice signed by Dan Shikanda on behalf of Ingwe and Ambrose Rachier, representing K’Ogalo, that they were owed by FKF and therefore would not recognize the game. Probably the two largest clubs in the country stated that they were not paid any sponsorship grants and the FKF Shield Cup cash prize totaling Ksh 3 million.

K’Ogalo and Ingwe pay the fine

“The league and competition committee met virtually on Sunday to discuss the issue,” said FKF President Nick Mwendwa gate.

“We had written a letter to both clubs on July 8th stating that we would be paying them their Shield Cup money by August 5th, given that the Shield Cup and the League are two different competitions.

“Prizes will be paid out later after the finals [is played]which takes about three weeks. Everything was set up at Thika Stadium on Saturday, but the two teams refused to play and went to a friendly.

“The clubs were deducted three points each with immediate effect. Leopards were the home team and were fined Ksh 6 million, while Gor Mahia, the away team, were fined Ksh 4 million.

Gor Mahia versus AFC Leopards Derby and Nick Mwendwa.

Something for the clubs?

The juvenile administrator urged clubs to follow the correct procedure if they are not satisfied with the actions taken.

“You can appeal the decision by following the correct channel,” Mwendwa continued.

“They were also warned about their behavior in the future. No club is bigger or better than another in the league.”

The chairmen of both clubs, Shikanda and Rachier, have not responded to Goal’s requests to comment on their respective sentences.


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