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Gor sanctions upheld by IDAC


NAIROBI, Kenya, October 21- The Independent Disciplinary and Appeals Committee (IDAC) has upheld the decision to sanction Gor Mahia in relation to skirmishes that ensued after their September 10 surprise defeat to Congo United.

K’Ogalo, through lawyer Julius Ouma, had petitioned IDAC over the verdict arrived on September 22 by the Independent Disciplinary and Complaints Commissions (IDCC) that ordered the club to pay damages and play a home game behind closed doors.

“We order that the appellant plays the next one home game in an empty stadium at such a time and place KPL will decide,” IDAC ruling read in part.

After the defeat, Gor fans went on rampage, locking their side at Nyayo National Stadium for two hours in protest against their head coach, Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno.

The aggrieved parties during the fracas are Nairobi City Council, Ticket Masters and SuperSport who had their property and equipment damaged.

According to IDAC’s ruling, they have a fortnight to present their claims to the club with the body agreeing to arbitrate should the concerned fail to come into agreement over the figures.

“The details of the damages set out of the decision of the trial committee be furnished to the appellant for verification and if rejected, the matter be heard by committee on this issue only,” IDAC added.

However, the club got slight reprieve after the appellate body quashed the directive to pay damages to a member of SuperSport employee that was bitten by a police dog in the ensuing melee.