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‘Zico’ blasts unruly Gor fans

GOR-FANNAIROBI, Kenya, October 20- Sony Sugar head coach Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno is a worried man after his players were attacked by a section of Gor Mahia fans, following a 4-2 penalty loss to K’Ogalo on Saturday in their GOtv semifinal at a rain-soaked Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

According to the former Harambee Stars tactician, some of Gor fans invaded the pitch, after David Owino slotted home the final spot kick and roughed up his players.

“Football is a game that is meant to make friendship, winning and losing is part of the game, they (Gor) are setting a bad example, and other teams will stop playing against them.

“It’s very unfair for fans to attack players and technical bench in this time and era, organisers could have ensured there is good security in this match, it’s a sad day, I have never seen something like this.

“The game was good, we wasted a lot of chances, our opponents (Gor) did not create any chance and the match ended in penalties which is a nobodies game.

“The match was televised live and everybody saw what happened,” ‘Zico’ narrated.

The millers’ custodian Wycliffe Kasaya and some of the injured players were rushed to the nearest hospital for treatment.

Kasaya is said to have provoked a section of the Green Army in Awendo six weeks ago when the two sides locked horns forcing the match to end prematurely in the 84th minute following an equaliser by David Owino.

The matter is in the hands of Football Kenya Federation Appeals Committee who are set to announce a ruling before Thursday next week.

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On his part Gor Mahia assistant coach Bobby Ogola, said their match against the Awendo based side could have been wrapped up earlier.

“The match was good, we could have won the game earlier following Kevin Omondi’s penalty that he lost.

“We want to play football others want to waste time, this is a game that is meant to bring people together, for me am very sorry for what has happened at the end of the game, it should have not ended that way, but on my part for Gor Mahia I’m happy we have won, we are looking forward for the finals,” the K’Ogalo assistant tactician stated.

They will face arch rivals AFC Leopards in a dream final after Ingwe overcame Sofapaka on Sunday.

The winner of the shield will represent Kenya in the CAF Confederations Cup next year.

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