On Saturday 22 August 2012,
a Division One Zone A tie between Admiral and Sparki Youth ended two
minutes to time after the centre referee Martin Wekesa was attacked and injured
by fans said to be from Saprki Youth.
Reported to the Police
The unfortunate occurrence has been reported to Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and the Chair of the Technical Committee Elly Mukolwe has made known the Federation’s position on the matter.
- We have received reports that two referees have been badly beaten during the Admiral – Sparki game.
- I have directed that the matter be reported to the police and the culprit to be apprehended with immediate effect
-We understand that one of the referees is in a bad state and now in a private Hospital
-Someone cannot be beaten just because of football. What’s most shocking about this incident is that it was instigated by the assistant Coach of Sparki Youth as we have been informed
Planned for Mombasa
-As a federation we will not entertain this kind of nonsense – assault of any kind in football is not acceptable
-This calls for stern disciplinary action from the Federation that will soon be known
The Admiral – Sparki tie was the only second tier tie planned for Mombasa and one of four in Division One Zone on Saturday.