BREAKING: Cecafa slaps Gor Mahia with a two-year suspension

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The Dylan Kerr led side finished third in this year's edition and was supposed to line up on the podium

Gor Mahia has been slapped with a two-year suspension from Cecafa Kagame Cup on disciplinary grounds.

The Dylan Kerr led side finished third in this year's edition and was supposed to line up on the podium alongside first runners-up Simba SC and eventual winners Azam FC for the medals. 

However, K'Ogalo, perhaps irked by their display in the regional tournament, skipped the occasion to pick up their medals.

The unsporting behavior by Gor Mahia players did not go down well with the organizers, Council of East ad Central Africa Football Associations-Cecafa.

Gor Mahia had previously refused to use the changing room due to superstitious claims. "We are not happy with Gor Mahia for their indiscipline in the just concluded competition.

"As a Cecafa committee, we have sat down and decided to act in unison. Gor Mahia will be suspended from forthcoming competitions for the next two years as a result," Cecafa official Nicholas Musonye told Goal.

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"As Cecafa, we cannot tolerate such because it sends a bad image to our sponsors as well as fans and the world at large."

By finishing third, Gor Mahia were entitled to a prize money of USD10, 000 (Sh1million). However, Goal understands that K’Ogalo players demanded Cecafa to pay them the amount directly without sending it to the officials.

The players even threatened to boycott Wednesday’s Caf Confederation Cup match against Yanga FC, if they are not paid the money.

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