The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have sanctioned two players of Gor Mahia: Boniface Oluoch and Kenneth Muguna as a result of their attack on a match official during a CAF Confederation Cup game in match in February.
The act was carried out in a return leg play off between Gor Mahia and NAPSA stars at the Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.
The Kenyan side were leading 2-1 after losing the first leg 0-1, but a penalty was awarded to NAPSA stars which ended 2-2 and the Zambian side progressed to the next phase of the competition.
With Frustration loading, Gor Mahia players attacked the referee after the final whistle, to protest the penalty decision, with Oluoch and Muguna singled as the main actors of the act.
As a result of this act, both players are to pay Sh 1.6 million each and banned from competing in CAF organized competitions for four matches.
The continent’s football body also instructed officials of Gor Mahia to immediately repair the damages caused by its players.
It should be noted that, this is the second time that Gor Mahia is facing disciplinary sanctions from CAF.
In 2019, CAF imposed a Sh 750000 fine to the club for failing to control its players in a Confederation Cup game against Dr Congo side, DC Motema Pembe in Nairobi.
Just few days ago, the second leg quarter final game between Coton Sport of Garoua and Jaaraf in Dakar, witness almost the same scenario after fans of Jaaraf attacked the Milian referee, after the Senegalese side failed to progress to the semifinals of the Confederation Cup.
The CAF disciplinary committee is yet to make a statement, as the same sanctions could be impose on Jaraaf.