courtesy of futaa.com
The match was abandoned after SoNy players protested Gor’s equalizer that was scored by David Owino.
SoNy caused abandonment
In the communique, the Football Kenya Federation Appeals Committee backed it’s ruling based on the following findings:
-The match reports indicate that Sony Sugar technical bench led by their coach and captain confronted the 1st Assistant referee to protest the goal awarded and that the conduct of the coach and his captain provoked Gor Mahia fans who pulled down the perimeter fence.
-It is our finding that from the moment the Sony Technical Bench and Captain rushed to the 1st Assistant to protest the goal, the game never resumed and could not have resumed even if both teams wanted to play.
-What happened thereafter was a consequence of the initial action and whoever initiated it caused the abandonment hence, SoNy should be held liable and forfeit the same.
With the three points, Gor are now thirteen points clear at the summit of the KPL with four matches to go and it’s correct to say that they are the Kenya Premier League 2013 Champions elect.