NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 20 – The Independent Disciplinary and Complaints Committee has slapped AFC Leopards with a Sh200, 000 fine for a violent incident that occurred in their match against Posta Rangers on August 3 at Nyayo Stadium.
The incident involved AFC Leopards fans entering the field of play and assaulting Posta Rangers goalkeeper Patrick Matasi.
The committee has instructed Leopards to pay the amount within 30 days, failure to which the Kenyan Premier League will recover the money from the club’s monthly grants.
For the medical bill that arose as a result for the said attack, Matasi will receive Sh50,000 of the fine as compensation.
“The IDCC hereby hold that AFC Leopards failed to control its members, supporters and/or fans on August 3, who as a result attacked and assaulted Mr. Patrick Matasi contrary to the rules of Kenyan football, ” The ruling read.
The ruling further stated: “As the IDCC has observed in previous determinations, all clubs participating in tournaments organized by the KPL must understand that the KPL does not condone any acts of hooliganism.”
“In this respect, all clubs must observe the KPL’s Zero Tolerance Policy on Abandoned Matches and Assaults, which states that ‘A Club is responsible for the conduct of its officials, players and fans and will be held responsible for any assault on any person immediately before, during or after a match’.”
IDCC, however, found no evidence on the charge of AFC Leopards fans being involved in skirmishes at the stands during the match.
The charges were brought before the IDCC by the KPL.
-By KPL website-