Nyamweya: We will bring culprits to book

Football Kenya Federation boss Sam Nyamweya says action will be taken against hooligans who invaded the pitch and attacked Sony Sugar players

Football Kenya Federation President Sam Nyamweya says they will take stern action against Gor Mahia hooligans, who attacked Sony Sugar players after their GOtv Shield Cup match at Kasarani on Saturday.

In a signed statement, Nyamweya says they have received match reports from match commissioner and referee (Raphael Nduati) and it will be forwarded to the Discplinary and Appeals Committee for action.

“We have received match reports today (Tuesday) and they will now be forwarded to the federation’s Independent Disciplinary & Appeals committee (IDAC) in line with the procedures for their deliberations and action over the matter.

“The federation is deeply concerned over the serious incidents and acts by some of the fans responsible for the mayhem and take this opportunity to request all Kenyan’s to be patient while we await the decisions from the above committee.”

Rowdy Gor Mahia fans stormed the pitch after the match and attacked Sony Sugar defender Andrew Waiswa and goalkeeper Wycilife Kasaya. Already Waiswa has been ruled out for six months while Kasaya can resume playing after one month.

On Monday, Sony coach Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno exclusively revealed to Goal that Waiswa will not play any part this season after doctors advised him to take a six week rest. “Waiswa’s season is over. Doctors have advised that he takes a six week break from any football activities. He has multiple fractures to the skull and will need to rest completely. We have just returned to Awendo and will advise his family accordingly.

“It is very unfortunate that hooligans can end someone’s career just like that. Waiswa was one of my dependable defenders and is absence will be a big blow to our quest to finish in a respectable position.

“Waiswa’s family has been gutted by the incident that happened on Saturday and we hope football authorities will bring to book those behind the attacks. Football is a game of entertainment and Gor Mahia fans should be made to understand the same.”

It is not clear what sparked the wrath of Gor Mahia fans leading to them storming the pitch despite the fact that that team had emerged 4-2 winners in post match penalty shootouts.