Gor Mahia Hit with Fan Ban After Chaos During Vihiga Bullets Clash

Gor Mahia Hit with Fan Ban After Chaos During Vihiga Bullets Clash

Rene Otinga
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:57 PM
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  • Gor Mahia have been punished for fan trouble that occurred during a match against Vihiga Bullets on February 13
  • Fans descended on a stewart and the game had to be abandoned, with Gor Mahia leading 1-0
  • As a result, the FKF Caretaker committee has slapped K’ogalo with a two game fan ban, and the game was forfeited 2-0 to the favour of Vihiga Bullets

Record Kenya Premier League champions Gor Mahia will have to play their next two matches without fans after the club was slapped with a ban by the Football Kenya Federation Caretaker Committee.

The Premier League clash between K’ogalo and Vihiga Bullets back in February 13 had to be abandoned at halftime after chaos from fans.

Sports Brief has gathered that the match was abandoned at halftime after irate fans caused havoc, clashing with stewards

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Gor Mahia have been punished for fan trouble that occurred during a match against Vihiga Bullets on February 13. Photo: Gor Mahia.
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Further reports claim that it all sparked off when a fan, who had allegedly made way to the stadium without paying the requisite entry charge of 200 shillings, was struck by an object, consequently sustaining an injury.

Gor Mahia fans who witnessed the incident went into a rage and chaos soon ensued, with the steward alleged to be responsible for the injury being attacked by the irate fans.

In the second half, Vihiga Bullets players refused to get back on the pitch for fear of their safety, and the match had to be abandoned.

Weeks after the incident, the caretaker committee has finally decided the fate of the match, with Gor Mahia paying the price for their rowdy fans.

"After the review of match official reports of the 2021-22 FKF Premier League match 180 between Gor Mahia and Vihiga Bullets which was abandoned at half time on Sunday February 13, 2022 at MISC Kasarani, Gor Mahia forfeits the match in accordance with rule 3-5-6 of the rules and regulations governing Kenyan Football (2019) which states: A club will forfeit any match which was abandoned because of misconduct of their supporters or members," said the letter signed by Head of FKF Secretariat Linda Oguttu.

Gor Mahia was thus deemed to have forfeited the match 2-0, and the three points will now head to the relegation-threatened Vihiga Bullets.

The points have pushed Vihiga Bullets' tally to 15 so far this season, which is four behind the relegation playoff spot currently occupied by Nzoia Sugar.

For Goa Mahia, it leaves them in fourth place with 35 points, 11 behind runaway leaders Kakamega Homeboyz.

Queretaro given home stadium ban after violence during Atlas clash

Earlier, Sports Brief reported of how Mexican side Queretaro will have to play their home games behind closed doors for a year after crowd trouble during their match against Atlas on Saturday, March 5.

At least 26 people were injured from the incident, and three people remain in critical condition in hospital.

Security guards and stewards were unable to contain the rowdy fans and the game had to be called off.

As a result of the forfeit, Queretaro lost the match 3-0. The club was also fined 1.5 million pesos, which is approximately $70,000.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and TUKO.co.ke.