The Sports Disputes Tribunal has upheld a decision by the Independent Disciplinary Appeals Committee (IDAC) that docked Gor Mahia three points in June this year for crowd trouble.
The defending champions had turned to the tribunal after the Kenyan Premier League disciplinary committee in May ruled to have them lose three points as a punishment to crowd savagery credited to their fans. Football Kenya Federation’s offers body asserted the decision two months later.
This was during a SportPesa Premier League match against Tusker in April in which fans savagely challenged the ref’s decision to award the brewers a second half penalty. The match was held up for 10 minutes before Tusker won the match 1-0 courtesy of Humphrey Mieno well taken Penalty.
“In view of the foregoing, the following order commends themselves to the tribunal:
i. Order (a) of the IDCC dated May 26, 2016 and affirmed by IDAC on June 15 is upheld.
ii. Order (b) and holding (c) of the IDCC Ruling of May 26, 2016, is hereby quashed; and
iii. Each party shall bear its own costs attendant to this appeal,” tribunal chairman John Ohaga wrote in the ruling.
Gor Mahia is currently in the second position in the league table with 37 points, seven points behind league leaders Tusker FC with one match in hand.