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The World football ruling body has penalised the Kenyan Football Federation for their fans improper conduct against the Super Eagles

Following the unruly behaviour of Kenya supporters during the 2014 World Cup Group F clash against Nigeria at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani, Kenya football ruling body has been handed a fine of $5,370 (N800, 000).

According to Fifa in a letter to the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) signed by the deputy secretary to the disciplinary committee, Octavian Bivolaru, the world football governing body affirmed that the federation was liable for the improper conduct of its supporters which is a violation of Article 67 part 1 and 3 of the disciplinary code. The fine is also meant to be paid within 30 days of notification.

The decision was taken by the Disciplinary Committee composed of Claudio Susler (Switzerland) who is the chairman, Mike Edwards (USA), Hamid Haddadi (Algeria) and Syed Haider (Pakistan).

Fifa also warned that any further infringement of the Fifa disciplinary code as stated in article 13 of the disciplinary code will lead to more severe sanctions to be determined by the Fifa disciplinary committee.

It will be recalled that early last year Kenya was slammed a Sh1.2 million fine for fans trouble during the World Cup qualifier preliminary round versus Seychelles staged  at the Nyayo National Stadium, Kenya.