AFC Leopards acting Secretary General Duncan Angode has urged the Kenyan Premier League to take a stern action against Gor Mahia fans who caused chaos during the KPL barren draw derby, on Sunday 18 March, at Nyayo National Stadium.
Turmoil ensued following violent protests by Gor fans after centre referee Davies Omweno gave Ali Abondo a deserved straight red-card for a dangerous tackle on AFC Leopards’ fullback Amon Muchiri.
According to Angode, KPL should be blamed for the incident for hesitating to severely punish Gor fans in the previous similar occurrences.
-We blame KPL for Gor fans behavior, Angode told futaa.com.
-Gor fans have caused a lot of damages to football fraternity but nothing serious has been taken against them; remember Ulinzi, Rangers, Congo United and Karuturi Sports matches and now it’s our match, he continued.
-The fans have time to cause chaos in the Stadiums and outside the Stadiums for two years now, but their officials have not come-out with a solution to this. In fact instead of condemning it, some of them have made a statement blaming the referee. They'd look at the replay see how dangerous that tackle was, added the official.
-We can't develop our football with this kind of behaviour.Look at our fans[AFC], they were special. Despite being the majority in the Stadium and maintaining their cool,most of the casualties ended up being AFC fans, he said.
-It's sad, very sad. It’s high time they’d be thrown out of the league for some years for them to learn a few lessons. We want to see an improved league, insisted Angode.