FKF fines Gor Mahia and Sofapaka, bans referees

Football Kenya Federation have fined Gor Mahia and Sofapaka Sh200, 000 each for participating in DStv Cup while referees have been handed ban

Football Kenya Federation have cracked the whip by fining Gor Mahia and Sofapaka FC for taking part in DStv Super Cup on Wednesday night.

A top FKF official has revealed to Goal that both Gor Mahia and Sofapaka will pay a fine of Sh200, 000 while referees, who officiated in the curtain raiser have been handed three month bans.

“Gor Mahia and Sofapaka are our members and by participating in a cup that was not sanctioned by federation was disobeying our statutes. As FKF, we did not sanction the match and thus both teams must pay the fine of Sh200, 000 and face further disciplinary action if they continue to violate our rules and regulations.

“The same will apply to referees, who officiated in the match. By officiating in the match, they disobeyed our orders and thus will serve a ban of three months and this could increase after our disciplinary sits to discuss the same.

“Suspended referees are Moses Osano, Dorcas Wanza, Stephen Oduor, fourth official Amos Wanjala and Paul Kaunda, who was match commissioner."

“We will continue to take disciplinary action against clubs that are not following our statutes. All clubs in previous Kenyan Premier League are our members and should follow orders from Football Kenya Federation.”

K’ogalo were crowned winners of the Cup edging out Batoto ba Mungu 2-1 with goals from Ali Abondo, who re-joined club from Tusker. Innocent Wafula scored an own goal to gift Sofapaka a consolation.

Gor Mahia pocketed Sh750, 000 for winning while Sofapaka bagged Sh500, 000 for finishing second. The curtain raiser was organised by Kenyan Premier League Limited, whom FKF, insists are not mandated to run football in the country.