Beaten Mathare United CEO Jacktone Obure: Officiating in KPL is wanting

Mathare United.
This comes a few hours after the 'Slum Boys' fell 2-1 to AFC Leopards in a top tier staged at Kenyatta Stadium on Sunday

Mathare United Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jacktone Obure is irked with the level of officiating in the Kenyan Premier League.

This comes a few hours after his side fell 2-1 to AFC Leopards in a top tier match that was staged at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos on Sunday. The referee, controversially, awarded Ingwe a penalty when it seemed the foul had happened outside the box, and later on adding 'less' extra time.

Obure is unhappy with the whole thing, and he feels it might come back to haunt the country.

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“I am unhappy with the way things are going on as far as refereeing is concerned, it is going to affect the country at large. Bad calls are made by the officials in presence of the camera's and nothing happens. How will the world perceive us? It is something that has been going on for long.

“Like on Sunday, many calls were unprofessional; Leopards players were falling down one after another, we played for about twenty-five minutes then the additional time was just four minutes. Not only that, the referee was being intimidated by the fans, is that the way to go?

"It is high time this issue is handled once and for all, or else we will lose big time as a country,” Obure told Goal.

Sunday’s match was Mathare United's eighth game without a win.