Gor Mahia faces ban after players attacked referee

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Kenyan champions Gor Mahia are facing a possible ban from CAF after their players appeared to besiege the center referee at the final whistle of a Confederation Cup game on Sunday.


K’Ogallo nearly qualified for the group stage of the competition after leading 2-1 against Napsa Stars in Zambia in the normal 90 minutes of play.

However, an injury time penalty saw veteran striker Emmanuel Mayuka secure the Zambians a 2-2 draw thus qualifying on a 3-2 aggregate having beat Gor 1-0 in Nairobi.

The visitors were not happy with Lebalang Mokete’s decision to award the penalty and they attacked the South African afterwards.

According to a club official who did not want to be named, CAF promised to review the incident and could impose a punishment on Gor Mahia.

“The situation after the game was not good, the players were angered by the referee’s decision to award the penalty late on and were also not happy the game was played six minutes of added time, and that is why they reacted like that,” he said. 

“The referee later promised to give all the details to Caf and I am sure the club will be fined and banned, I don’t think Caf is going to spare us, we have to wait and see but the referee was not happy after the game.

“The worst part is the referee also picked out on individual players, who attacked him, and it means the players will also be punished individually while the club will also face their own wrath.”


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