Now FKF fines Gor Mahia , Sofapaka and bans refs

FKF has banned the referees who officiated the match between Gor Mahia and Sofapaka and also fined both teams Ksh 200,000.

According to story posted on goal.com, an FKF official announced the sanctions.

“Gor Mahia and Sofapaka are our members and by participating in a cup that was not sanctioned by federation was disobeying our statutes. As FKF, we did not sanction the match and thus both teams must pay the fine of Sh200, 000 and face further disciplinary action if they continue to violate our rules and regulations.

“The same will apply to referees, who officiated in the match. By officiating in the match, they disobeyed our orders and thus will serve a ban of three months and this could increase after our disciplinary sits to discuss the same.

“Suspended referees are Moses Osano, Dorcas Wanza, Stephen Oduor, fourth official Amos Wanjala and Paul Kaunda, who was match commissioner.”

“We will continue to take disciplinary action against clubs that are not following our statutes. All clubs in previous Kenyan Premier League are our members and should follow orders from Football Kenya Federation.”

This is a sign of things to come because it basically means FKF will seek to end the KPL league by banning any referee who officiates in the KPL league and fining teams that participate.

A similar farciacal scenario played out approximately 10 years ago when there were parallel leagues. On that occassion, the government banned KFF from using its stadia while KFF retaliated by banning referees who officiated in the breakaway league. The difference is that this time, all teams are unified in support of KPL.

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Video: Highlights of 2015 DSTV Supercup

The goal was a result of a strong arm tackle from Aucho who immediately turnede brute strength into sublime skills with a superb pass to Abondo who scored with an equally brilliant finish. All in all a very solid performance by Gor Mahia.

Boniface Oluoch was very confident between the sticks and had several memorable saves.

The new defence with Sibomana, Glay, Nizigiyimana played well as a unit.

In midfield, Aucho, Omino, Abondo tear gas all showed high work rates and high fitness levels.

Michael Olunga worked very hard in attack and gave Sofapaka defenders nightmares. His big frame offers a big target. He will need to learn to be sharper in his finishing.

Gor Mahia win 2015 DSTV Supercup

Gor Mahia are the 2015 DSTV Super cup champions after beating Sofapaka 2-1.

Kogalo started with Boniface Oluoch in goal in place of the injured captain Jerim Onyango. Making a surprise return was Ugandan defender/midfiielder Geoffrey Walusimbi who had been missing from recent friendlies and was even rumoured to be attending trials overseas.

Returnee Ali Abondo scored the match opener after he was put through by Khalid Aucho. Gor Mahia could have scored more goals in the first half as they created numerous chances. But new signing Mike Olunga in particular was wasteful, spurning chance after chance.

But Olunga was instrumental in the second goal. He was brought down during a marauding run into the box. Ali Abondo scored the resulting penalty to put Gor Mahia up 2-0.

Sofapaka then came back forcefully into the match searching for a goal that would reduce the arrears. The goal came when Innocent Wafula turned the ball into his own net following an attempted clearance.

Coach Frank Nuttall was full of praise for his charges.

“My players did not disappoint today (Wednesday). They played according to instructions and contained Sofapaka, who had resorted to long balls to penetrate our back four. We could have been punished had we insisted on falling to their plans but we maintained our own game and that made the difference.

“As always, the boys were able to raise their game. We performed better than we did in pre-season and showed that the boys are always able to raise their game when it matters most.” he said to goal.com

Ali Abondo was happy with the teams performance.

“This was an important win for us considering that it is the first trophy of the season,” he said to goal

It was a performance that will make Gor Mahia fans happy as they have been pressing the panic buttons after losses to Bandari and Power Dynamos and below par performances against sides like Bidco.

Starting Line-Up

Boniface Oluoch,  Karim Nizigiyimana,  Dirkir Glay, Abouba Sibomana, Geoffrey Walusimbi, Ernest Wendo, Khalid Aucho, Musa Mohammed,  Ali Hassan Abondo Michael Olunga, Ronald Otieno