SSMB bans Gor Mahia from Nyayo and Kasarani

According to a statement signed by acting SSMB CEO Gabriel Kamora the ban takes effect immediately and will affect both their home and away matches
Gor Mahia have been banned from using both Nyayo Stadium and Moi Kasarani over damages caused by their fans during a premiership match against Nairobi City Stars two weeks ago.

The Sports Stadia Management Board (SSMB) announced in a signed statement on Tuesday that the ban takes effect immediately and will affect both their home and away matches.

“The ban which affects both home and away matches takes effect immediately and will last indefinitely. The Board has also sent an invoice bearing the cost of the damages occasioned by the vandalism amounting to Sh2.8million.

“Further the Board demands that Gor Mahia football club must furnish it with an elaborate plan of how the club intends to deal with hooliganism among their fans. The plan should also clearly indicate the club’s commitment to take responsibility of the behavior of their fans whenever they commit any offense,” said Gabriel Komora, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the SSMB.

According to SSMB, a total 583 plastic fixed seats were vandalized and with one seat costing Sh3, 500 thus bringing re – installing cost to Sh2, 040,500. Damages caused to Security house Gate 3 will cost Sh16, 450; perimeter fence at Gate 3 will cost Sh20, 000 and paying booth towers 1 – 6 cost Sh58, 000.

The total estimated damage cost amounts to Sh2, 134,950 while labour costs is estimated at 33%. The total adds to Sh2, 839,483.

The ban comes just two weeks after Gor Mahia fans destroyed more than 600 seats at Kasarani after their barren draw against Nairobi City Stars.

Club officials have however, disassociated themselves from the fans who carried out the damages insisting that they did not belong to Gor Mahia.

The ban will affect the up-coming derby against AFC Leopards' that was scheduled to be played on August 25.