Once again Gor Mahia have found their way back into the wrong books of KPL after they were fined for failure to control their fans in one of the KPL match held last July in Kisumu.
K'Ogalo fans caused chaos after Ulinzi Stars' Stephen Waruru's equalizer in the two sides' dramatic 2-2 draw at Moi Stadium in Kisumu on July 2, 2017.
The fans claimed that Waruru made a provocative gesture towards them during his celebration, leading to the stoppages, and property damage. Despite the Green Army pleading their innocence, the club has been held liable for the conduct of the fans as stipulated in Rule 3.4(a) that states.
"Clubs are responsible for the conduct of their members and supporters and must ensure they behave in a fair manner and refrain from violent, threatening, abusive, obscene and other provocative and unsporting conduct or language at match."
Rule 3.5 (b) further states, "...the home club is responsible for the welfare, safety, and security of all officials and visiting clubs..."
From the above, the IDDC ruled as follows, "That Gor Mahia Football Club having been found guilty of breaching Rules 3.4(A) and 3.5(b)....is hereby fined Kenya Shillings two hundred thousand (Ksh200,000)...paid to Kenyan Premier League within thirty days from the date of this ruling..."
Gor Mahia has been warned that the repeat of the same will lead to severe punishment that includes docking of points.