Gor Mahia, AFC Leopards Fans Hold Demos to Protest Ksh. 10 Million Fine
Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards fans have today held demonstrations in the CBD to protest the Ksh. 10 million fine imposed on their teams by the Football Kenya Federation.
The fans paraded their banners at National Archives as they sang their teams’ theme songs in protest of the fines.
Gor Mahia fans branches Chairman Carilus Onyango says that they will not relent until the decision to punish their teams is reviewed.
“Nick Mwendwa must know that without Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards we don’t have football in Kenya…how can you run a premier league in Kenya if you hate teams that have the most loyal fans …we shall not allow this. Nick must remove those penalties forthwith,” Oyango told Ghetto Radio News.
The fans also demand that the three points deducted from the two clubs be restored saying that the players had a right to demand their money.
“Gor Mahia and AFC are currently struggling to pay players and forcing them to play without a salary is impossible …Mwendwa cannot hold sponsors’ funds and expect clubs to run,” he added.
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They have now threatened to continue with the demonstrations until their demands will be met by the Football Kenya Federation.
“We shall continue with our demos even if it means storming their offices,” the fans added.
Federation of Kenya Football President Nicholas Kithuku Mwendwa said that the broadcast sponsors incurred a huge cost as a result of the botched match and therefore the clubs must be held to account.
“These people threatened us and gave us a timeline within which to pay them. What will the other teams do after this? They did not tell us they had a problem, instead they went to Toyoyo to play a friendly match when we had cameras in Thika for a league match,” Mwendwa said.