More sanctions await troubled Gor Mahia after Cecafa ban

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A top Football Kenya Federation official has confirmed to Goal that they will also take action against the Kenyan champions

Gor Mahia are now facing more sanctions hours after Cecafa banned the club for two years.

A top Football Kenya Federation official has confirmed to Goal that they will also take action against the Kenyan champions for bringing the game into disrepute.

“The federation will also take action against the club for showing a bad example in a tournament that they were representing the country. We can’t tolerate such behavior from our own clubs,” said a source in FKF.

On Saturday, Cecafa slapped the team with a two-year ban from Cecafa Kagame Cup on disciplinary grounds.

The Dylan Kerr led side finished third in this year's edition and was supposed to line up on the podium alongside first runners-up Simba SC and eventual winners Azam FC for the medals. 

However, K'Ogalo, perhaps irked by their display in the regional tournament, skipped the occasion to pick up their medals. The unsporting behavior by Gor Mahia players did not go down well with the organizers, Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations-Cecafa.

"We are not happy with Gor Mahia for their indiscipline in the just concluded competition.

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"As a Cecafa committee, we have sat down and decided to act in unison. Gor Mahia will be suspended from forthcoming competitions for the next two years as a result," Cecafa official Nicholas Musonye told Goal.

By finishing third, Gor Mahia was entitled to prize money of USD10, 000 (Sh1million). However, Goal understands that K’Ogalo players demanded Cecafa to pay them the amount directly without sending it to the officials.

The players even threatened to boycott Wednesday’s Caf Confederation Cup match against Yanga FC, if they are not paid the money.

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