7 fans died and several others were injured when a stampede occurred during the match between Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards played on Saturday at the Nyayo national stadium. The stampede occurred when a section of the fans tried to force their way into the main stand. Matters were made bad due to the torrential downpour that made some fans impatient to get into the sheltered section of the stadium which holds only 3000.
The match itself continued despite a fan jumping into the field in a bid to disrupt the match. Gor Mahia dominated but were stifled by the poor field conditions caused by the rains. A late penalty converted by Collins Okoth after George “Blackberry” Odhiambo gave Gor Mahia the win and 3 points.
We at gormahia.net aka Gor Mahia Online supporters club would like to extend our condolences to the bereaved families.