Muhoroni Youth fell to a late goal in their Saturday 20 October Tusker Premier League (TPL) encounter against Tusker at the Moi International Sports Centre (MISC) but the club’s chairman Moses Adagala says the referee had a hand in the result.
David Ochieng scored the only goal after 81 minutes and Adagala, speaking to futaa.com admitted the goal was a clean one but has reservations with the referee, Amos Wanjala’s performance who he says denied his team two clear penalties in the game.
Sylvester Kirwa was initially supposed to officiate in the game and Adagala says the change just before the game smacked of a sinister agenda as the official ignored most of Muhoroni Youth’s calls for fouls and has called on the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) to rein in on such officials.
-I am disappointed with the referee’s performance; though Tusker’s goal was genuine, he was not fair at all in the game – he denied us two clear penalties while also waving play on in most situations when our players were fouled.
-I think this was a plan hatched before the game that we must lose because the referee was even changed without the match commissioner’s knowledge. This is a very serious issue and if the federation wants to improve our football they should consider reprimanding such officials and also ensure the referees appointing committee is not compromised.
-As stakeholders in all these we demand action to avert future occurrence of the same, he said.
Adagala’s complaints come just a day after Karuturi coach Michael Nam posted his dissatisfaction with Amos Ichingwa’s performance in the Gor Mahia game.