AFC Leopards Fined And Sh500,000 Fine For Fan Chaos.


AFC Leopards have been hit with a three-point deduction and a half-a-million-shilling fine over Sunday’s aborted FKF Premier League match against Kakamega Homeboyz at the Bukhungu Stadium.

The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Leagues and Competitions Committee ruled in favour of Homeboyz and as a result have awarded the home team the win on a three-points, two-goals win basis.

The committee has also ordered Leopards to play their next four league matches behind closed doors.

The match between was abandoned amid a chaotic pitch invasion by fans who were incensed by of a refereeing decision late in the first half with hosts Homeboyz leading 1-0.

Center referee Michael Obuya had failed to penalise the Homeboyz goalkeeper Farouk Shikhalo after he allegedly handled the ball outside his box, causing dissent and eventually sparking the invasion.

Obuya was injured in the process, with Leopards further order to cater or refund him for costs incurred during his treatment.

In the statement, FKF said it was also investigating the Leopards head coach Patrick Aussems and goalkeeper trainer Lawrence Webo for their conduct in the match.

Aussems was among those visibly incensed by Obuya’s decision before the match was forced to a stop.

The ugly scenes prompted the home support to react, engaging their rival fans in running battles and stone throwing.

Police had to call for backup reinforcement and were forced to fire tear gas to disperse the fans who had proceed to block the busy Kakamega-Webuye highway.