Moses Odhiambo and Kevin Omondi celebrate
Football Kenya limited has awarded Kogalo the ill fated semi final match against Ingwe. As a result, Sirkal are through to the finals where they will face star studded Sofapaka.
In a letter addressed to both teams by the FKL League & competition committee Manager Bernard Shitiabayi, AFC Leopards fans were accused of causing the match abandonment.
No other disciplinary measures were taken against AFC Leopards who have insisted they will not appeal against the ruling.
The letter to both clubs said” After scrutiny to the match reports from the referee and the match commissar by sheer interpretation, it came clear that the AFC fans threw stones in the field of play causing the match abandonment. In pre-event meetings held in three different occasion the Field security was entirely been vested to the two teams stewards. The match is officially awarded to Gor Mahia fc.’
Acting secretary General Duncan Angode said they had decided to let the issue rest and concentrate with the Kenya Premier League(KPL)
“Gor Mahia are our brothers and we don’t want to engage in any verbal or written exchange. We wish them all the best in the final’ observed Angode.
(Additional Reporting by StarAfrica.com)
The match referee had earlier awarded the match to Gor mahia and noted in his match report that the stone throwing by AFC fans is what finally caused the abandonment.
Kogalo fans have something to smile about. After a spell of poor play, the team seems to be on its way to recovery. Now that the premier league is out of reach, Kogalo must pull all stops to win the FKL cup as it represents there only hope of winning any silverware. Plus it comes with the right to play continental football in 2012. But Sofapaka who just beat Tusker will not be in a giving mood. Whatever fans can do to motivate the playing unit, lets do it.