*LOBI STARS/GOR MAHIA FALL OUT: CAF FINED GOR MAHIA SH1 MILLION FOR UNRULY BEHAVIOUR*

*LOBI STARS/GOR MAHIA FALL OUT: CAF FINED GOR MAHIA SH1 MILLION FOR UNRULY BEHAVIOUR*
*LOBI STARS/GOR MAHIA FALL OUT: CAF FINED GOR MAHIA SH1 MILLION FOR UNRULY BEHAVIOUR*

*LOBI STARS/GOR MAHIA FALL OUT: CAF FINED GOR MAHIA SH1 MILLION FOR UNRULY BEHAVIOUR*

 

Confederation of African Football, CAF has fined Gor Mahia Sh1 million for the unsporting
behaviour of their two players.

Defenders Harun Shakava and partner
Joash Onyango were accused of
misconduct during their Caf
Champions League first round second
leg game away to Lobi Stars of Nigeria
on December 22.
According to the match officials'
report, Onyango used abusive
language towards the referees while
Shakava kicked the goalkeeper of Lobi
Stars John Lawrence.
Caf immediately moved to suspend
the two from Sunday’s 2-1 win over
New Stars de Douala of Cameroon in
the Confederation Cup playoff first
round clash at Kasarani stadium
pending the case at the disciplinary
board that was heard on Sunday in
Cairo, Egypt.
In the hearing chaired by South
African Raymond Hack, his vice
Osman Yassin from Djibouti and three
other members, the five-bench board
established unsporting behaviours
from the duo thus fining the club.
“The Caf Disciplinary board has
decided to impose upon your club a
fine of $10,000 ($5,000 each for the
unsporting behaviour of players), read
the ruling seen by Nation Sport dated
January 14 and signed by the board
chairman Hack.
“The players are also suspended for
next two matches namely match no.
79 Gor Mahia FC vs New Stars de
Douala and match no. 80 New Stars de
Douala vs Gor Mahia FC,” the letter
addressed to the Football Kenya
Federation (FKF) Secretary General
Robert Muthomi continued.
Payment must be made in American
Dollars within 60 days from the date
of the ruling.
The club can appeal the decision at
Caf Appeal Board within three days of
notification of this decision.
However, reasons for the appeal must
be given in writing accompanied with
a deposit of Sh200,000 paid in Caf’s
account.
The two players will thus miss the trip
to Limbe for the return leg slated for
Sunday.
Gor coach Hassan Oktay will likely
retain the defensive partnership of
Charles Momanyi and Joachim Oluoch
that started in the first leg on Sunday.
This is the second time in less than six
months the club is being fined by Caf
for unsporting behaviour.
They were slapped with a Sh500,000
fine September last year for crowd
trouble during their 2-1 defeat to
Rwandan side Rayon Sports in the Caf
Confederation Cup group stage match
at Kasarani stadium in August.