GOR, LEOPARDS DOCKED POINTS FOR SKIPPING DERBY

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has docked three points each from Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards.

This is after both clubs failed to honor their match on Saturday at Thika Stadium and instead played a friendly match.

The two clubs will also pay a collective fine of Sh10million for skipping the fixture. Furthermore, their respective chairmen have been provisionally suspended from all football activities.

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa said on Sunday the action by the two clubs to boycott the match cannot be taken lightly.

Quoting article 3.16 and 3.18 of the rules and competitions, Mwendwa said lack of money is not a reason for missing a fixture.

“To us all clubs are equal and we will not hesitate to take action against any of them for disobeying football rules. The fine we have imposed on them is due to a breach of our agreement with Star Times who were already on the ground to air the match,” he said.

The two clubs had threatened not to honor the fixture until they are paid prize money for the Betway Cup.

“There is no relationship between the Cup and the league. We had promised to pay them the Cup money on or before August 5 and that date has not reached.”

After the deduction of points, AFC Leopards move down to sixth place with 41 points while Gor Mahia are now in 11th position with 37 points.

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