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AFC Leopards distance self from violence at Kasarani, shift blame to Gor Mahia

21:16 GMT+4 27/08/2018
AFC Leopards fans v Gor Mahia.
Ingwe also questioned the integrity of the match officials and the general conduct of K'Ogalo coach Dylan Kerr

AFC Leopards have said that Gor Mahia should take the blame for the violence witnessed during the Mashemeji Derby on Saturday.

A section of Ingwe fans were caught on tape ripping the seats at Kasarani but the club have now distanced themselves from any wrong doing, saying that the home team should take full blame.

“The home team is responsible for providing security and in this case, no police officers were present on the stands to act as a deterrent measure to any fan that may have a bad intent.

“A derby is a high-risk match and we believe that police officers were not deployed as per the requirement of a match of such magnitude,” the club said in a statement obtained by Goal.

Ingwe also questioned the integrity of the match officials and the general conduct of Gor Mahia coach Dylan Kerr. “The action of our counterpart coach after the second goal should be discouraged as it doesn't show sportsmanship and only acts to incite fans.” 

Ingwe, however, say they have initiated a process of identifying the culprits so that they can be brought to book.

“The hooligans, who were pictured destroying seats at the stadium are not members of our club and we have engaged members, who can identify and help bring them to book for tainting the image of the club.”