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Gor’s Fantoni charged at IDCC

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Gor Mahia physical trainer Sandro Fantoni in a past Gor training session at Camp Toyoyo ground. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu
Gor Mahia physical trainer Sandro Fantoni in a past Gor training session at Camp Toyoyo ground. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 20  – Within a space of less than one month, Gor Mahia fitness trainer Sandro Fantoni will face the Kenyan Premier League Independent Disciplinary and Complains Committee for the second time, charged with two counts of misconduct during the trouble ridden KPL Top 8 final last Sunday.

According to KPL, Fantoni engaged in unsporting conduct and provoked a Muhoroni Youth official during the pre-match warm up, an act contrary to Rules 7.1 (ix) and 7.7 of the Rules of Kenyan Football.

He is also accused of engaging in a fight with KPL official GMT Ottieno during the last minute of the match or thereabouts, an act that is contrary to Rules 7.1 (ix) and 7.7 of the Rules of Kenyan Football.

Last month, the Italian physical trainer was handed a one match ban after an altercation with a match official.

Fantoni’s physical confrontation with KPL head of security GMT Ottieno caused chaos at the end of the Top 8 final against Muhoroni Youth after a section of Gor supporters stormed the pitch throwing projectiles forcing police to use tear gas canisters to disperse the crowd.

Speaking to Capital Sport previously, Fantoni had said he only wanted to complain to the fourth official about added time.

“When the game stopped for the first time, there were seven minutes left. But when the referee raised the board after the game resumed, he only showed three minutes of added time. I was complaining that those were four minutes he had taken away from the game,” Fantoni said.

“The official came, grabbed me by the neck and put me on the ground. I am sorry if the referee thinks I did a bad thing but I was only complaining about justice,” the Italian added.

Gor Mahia is also set to face disciplinary action from the IDCC after the chaos witnessed in the match and KPL CEO Jack Oguda said the case will be presented after all reports are filed.

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