courtesy of futaa.com
In the wake of the crowd trouble that marred their barren draw against big rivals AFC Leopards, Gor Mahia were left with sour grapes and irked about referee Davies Omweno’s overall performance in the game on Sunday 18 March.
Gor Mahia midfielder Ali Abondo was red carded for a high tackle on Amon Muchiri in the 67th minute which caused fan trouble and Gor Mahia’s fiery vice chairman Faiz Ochieng says the referee was wrong to show the card, which sparked the unrest.
Speaking to futaa.com, Mr. Ochieng said the referee seems to be sworn to ensuring Gor Mahia fails, with the same referee having been in charge last season when Gor Mahia’s games against Rangers FC in the league and Ulinzi Stars in the Top 8 tournament which were abandoned and pronounced that the club will be writing to the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) over the issue.
-I would like to congratulate both sets of players for a good game because they did their best to try and see that the game ends well. However, we are disappointed in the referee’s performance in the derby because the guy seems to be a sworn hater of Gor Mahia. I have already told GMT Otieno this and we are even going to write an official protest to KPL over the ref.
-The red card on Ali Abondo was very unnecessary in such a game which normally has a lot of tension and to make it worse, when he was sent off one of our players was on the floor, he ought to have stopped play. The referee clearly lost it also because Ali is a very humble player and if he fouled Amon it was not one to warrant a red card, he said.
-He is even the same man who spoilt our matches last season against Rangers FC in our first game of the season and also the one against Ulinzi Stars in the Top 8. Needless to say, both games were abandoned but this time we are saying enough is enough. On Monday we are writing to KPL to complain about him, he added.