Courtes of futaa.com
Kenyan Premier League (KPL) giants Gor Mahia have made good their promise to contest the ruling made by the Independent Disciplinary Complaints Committee (IDCC) following their troubled derby game against arch rivals AFC Leopards in March.
No appeal option
The club is however, not appealing to the body that made the decision to have them play three KPL games behind closed doors as the secretary general Mr. George Bwana says the IDCC did not give them the option.
They have thus decided to write to the topmost office in charge of football governance in the country, the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and hope to get a fair hearing.
-We have sent an appeal requesting the status quo to remain and we are hoping that our appeal will be heard, he told futaa.com.
-We have appealed to the federation – to the FKF chairman because IDCC didn’t give us that option of appealing to them, which we feel is unfair. Even in a court of law someone is given the chance to appeal.
-Fortunately we have an office (FKF) mandated to run football in Kenya, and since this is a serious football issue we decided to present our complaint to the highest office in charge of football governance, he said.
Aside from the three games behind closed doors verdict, the club was also told to furnish the disciplinary committee with a plan of how they will organise security in their home matches.