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AFC Leopards to pay heavy fine for crowd trouble

1:17 PM IST 21/04/17
AFC Leopards fans react during their league match against Bandari in Mombasa.
Ingwe have been ordered by KPL to pay a fine of Sh177, 000 following crowd trouble that marred match in Mumias

AFC Leopards have now been ordered to pay a huge fine by Kenyan Premier League as a punishment for crowd trouble.

Ingwe have been ordered by league's Independent Disciplinary and Complaints Committee to pay a fine of Sh177, 000 following crowd trouble against Kakamega Homeboyz in Mumias.

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The fine has been confirmed in KPL official website. "The committee (IDCC) also rebuked AFC Leopards for failing to help in identifying a particular spectator, who had caused trouble in their league match against Kakamega Homeboyz at Mumias Sports Complex on August 18, 2019.

"The Kenyan Premier League had charged AFC Leopards following incidents of stone throwing by fans attributed to them during the match against Homeboyz. The supporters aimed their missiles at the first assistant referee, Stephen Oduor following a decision he had made against AFC Leopards causing the match to be stopped for about five minutes.

"Oduor sustained a cut on his left thigh that needed medical attention. IDCC consequently ruled that AFC Leopards pay Oduor Sh2, 000 to compensate for his medical expenditure and Sh25, 000 for his pain and suffering."

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The Independent Disciplinary and Complaints Committee is the tribunal for resolving disputes in the game of Football managed under the auspices of Kenyan Premier League Limited.