Courtesy of futaa.com
After the Kenyan Premier League [KPL] ruled that the Top Eight match between Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards be postponsed again Gor, through their Secretary General George Bwana, have come out to condemn the decision.
In their announcement, KPL cited Gor’s non-compliance with security requirements as the main reason for the indefinite postponement, something which irks Bwana.
-KPL’s statement that the Top Eight game cannot be played because Gor Mahia failed to provide a detailed security plan leaves a lot to be desired, Bwana said in a statement published on the club’s official website.
-Gor Mahia has done so much to ensure there is maximum security during its matches as demanded by the Football Kenya Federation.
-To host any league match today, the club has to have in the stadium, two fire engines, two ambulances, about 100 police officers, some on horse backs and dog handlers and stewards. All these cost us handsomely.
Bwana also confirmed that KPL had fronted the Afraha Stadium as a likely candidate to host the match.
-KPL wrote to us informing us that the Top 8 tie had been scheduled to take place in Nakuru, a more risky venue than Nyayo and Kasarani.
-Our response to that was simple: “Afraha stadium is not a suitable venue for a match of this magnitude”.
The match had initially been set to take part on 1 April but was postponed after security lapses were noted in a league tie between the two teams on 18 March.