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Kenyan rivals Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards docked points over crowd trouble
Kenya’s two biggest clubs, Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards, have been docked points each due to crowd trouble in their respective league matches last month.
Gor Mahia and AFC have been docked points by Kenya’s Independent Disciplinary and Complaints Committee (IDCC). The two clubs have been held responsible for crowd trouble that broke out in their respective league matches in April 2016.
Kenyan champions, Gor Mahia were punished for crowd trouble in their match against Tusker FC while AFC Leopards were punished for the fracas that resulted in their Kenyan Premier League fixture against Ulinzi Stars. The IDCC dished out further punishments to the two teams.
Gor Mahia goalkeeper, Boniface Oluoch, was handed a one match ban “for assaulting the second assistant referee” in that encounter. On the other hand, the decision to uphold the decision to award AFC’s game to Ulinzi stood.
The two teams were docked three points each as the league concludes the first leg of the 2016 season. Gor Mahia, finished top, now drop to fourth on 26 points from 15 matches. AFC Leopards, who are seventh, drop to 12th position on the log.
Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards have repeatedly experienced acts of hooliganism in their matches. They are the two biggest clubs in Kenya and their rivalry is among the most fierce in Africa.