All matches involving South Coast Provincial side Supper Eagles have been suspended with immediate effect.
Denied a penalty
According to a letter by Football Kenya Federation (FKF) South Coast Branch Secretary Evans Mwachia dated Tuesday 11 September 2012 addressed to the Secretary of the Changamwe Supper Eagles, the club is required to explain what measures it will put in place to ensure ugly incidents that occurred during their Sunday 9 September match against Shanzu United is not repeated again.
On the said day, in the match played at Changamwe Estate ground, enraged fans who protested their team being denied a penalty beat up assistant referee George Otieno.
Assistant referee George Otieno
Based on that Mwachia’s letter to Supper Eagles reads;
-Please take note that during the above mentioned match played on Sunday 9/9/2012 at your home ground at Changamwe Estate ground the assistant referee George Otieno was beaten by your fans after the match.
- The federation has received this report with a lot of concern especially at a time when it is struggling to bring sanity to the league.
-In view of this you are hereby required to write to the federation explaining what measures you have put in place to ensure such ugly incidents are not repeated especially to the match officials.
-Meanwhile all your matches have been suspended until further notice.
Following this decision, Supper Eagles vs Ziwani Youth match hitherto scheduled for Sunday 16/09/2012 at Changamwe Estate ground will be a non starter.
After playing 15 matches in the South Coast Provincial Zone A League, the Changamwe soccer aristocrats are placed second on the log with 30 points, five points behind leaders Shanzu United with one match in hand.