Courtesy of michezoafrika.com
Gor Mahia FC officials have raised concern over the match officials appointed to take charge of their weekend KPL Top 8 finals against Ulinzi Stars. In particular, the officials raise issue with center referee Sylvester Kirwa who is linked with the military side Ulinzi.
“We have not questioned his credibility at all, the referee is one of the best in this region and competent enough, actually he is one o the few who are always at their best. However, the referee has direct links with the military in the nature of his job and we have just raised concerns to the appointing authorities to note and see if they can make any adjustments to avoid controversy just in case of anything.” George Bwana told michezoafrika.com.
“It can be remembered that our last year’s TOP 8 match against the same Ulinzi ended in trouble because of a referee’s judgment. We respect the officials appointed but world over even FIFA and CAF cannot appoint a referee from East Africa to officiate a match between Kenya and a west African country.” He added.
In response to the same, FKF’s chairman of the technical committee Elly Mukolwe said they have received the official concern from Gor Mahia and have advised the appointing authorities to make the necessary changes though a replacement has not yet been appointed.