Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has come to the rescue of Gor Mahia by ordering to be set aside a ban requiring them to play their next home game behind closed doors.
This means that fans will be allowed to watch Wednesday’s Kenya premiership match against table toppers Thika United at Kasarani Stadium.
In a signed statement addressed to KPL CEO Jack Oguda and Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier, Kenya FA President Sam Nyamweya says they have set aside the ruling by the Independent Disciplinary Appeals Committee (IDAC) until Gor’s appeal is heard and determined.
“Granted that the right of appeal is an entitlement, FKFK hereby grants Gor Mahia their petition to set aside the IDAC ruling and that the status quo be maintained,” said Nyamweya.
He further revealed that the federation’s appeals committee has been asked to convene urgently and sort out the matter within two weeks.
KPL had ordered both Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards to play in empty stadium after their fans were found guilty to have caused crowd trouble during a league match involving the two sides.
Gor Mahia however, decided to appeal against KPL's decision. Gor Mahia secretary general George Bwana has thanked Kenya FA for the latest ruling.