Sports Stadia Management Board reveals to Goal.com that both Ingwe and the sugar millers, will be compelled to meets costs of repair after crowd trouble
The Sports Stadia Management Board (SSMB), will petition AFC Leopards and Chemelil Sugar to meet the costs of repairing Kasarani Stadium following incidents of crowd trouble and vandalism reported last weekend.
The match, which marked the opening fixture of the 2013 league campaign, was held up for more than 15 minutes after supporters threw seats in the stadium, in protest against a decision by match referee James Kagera to send off AFC Leopards forward Mike Baraza.
SSMB's Public relations chief Rakki Asman confirmed the development to Goal.com.
“The losses caused by the vandalism amounts to Sh200, 000. Both teams will be forced to meet the costs of repair.”
“Chemelil Sugar were the home team and the responsibility of providing security was squarely with them in liaison with KPL and the Police. AFC Leopards failed to control the crowd, they are also culpable.”
About 70 seats from the terraces at the newly refurbished 60,000 seater facility were forcefully removed during the match that ended 1-1.
Meanwhile, AFC Leopards could be in more trouble after KPL C.E.O Jack Oguda hinted the club could face further sanctions.
“We at KPL have a zero tolerance on hooliganism, the match commissar has highlighted that the match involving AFC Leopards and Chemelil Sugar was stopped for 15 minutes in the second half due to disturbances from the club.”
“We are awaiting for SSMB to report to us the extent of the damage caused then we will ask AFC Leopards to explain the matter,” revealed Oguda.