More trouble has landed in the Gor Mahia camp following the move by the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) to go after the club and two of its players for roughing up Lesotho referee Martin Lebalang in the second leg of their Confederations Cup exit at the hands of Napsa Stars of Zambia on Saturday, February 21.
The African football governing body has handed Gor’s custodian Boniface Oluoch and midfield engine Kenneth Muguna a 1.6 million shillings fine along with a four-match ban for club continental competitions.
“Suspend both players namely player OLUOCH OTIENO BONIFACE and UGAMBI MUGUNA KENNETH for their next four (4) CAF interclub matches. Impose upon each player a financial sanction of 15,000 USD (Fifteen Thousand US Dollars) for their regrettable aggressive behavior against the referees,” the letter from CAF to the club reads in part.
The two were found guilty of guilty of aggressing behavior towards the match officials.
K’Ogalo, as a club, has been ordered to pay a 3 million shillings fine within 60 days after its players vandalized equipment at the Heroes National Stadium in Lusaka.
“Instruct Gor Mahia club to check the cost of damages incurred by NAPSA Stars and reimburse them the cost of damages caused by their players. Payment of 30,000 US Dollars must be made within 60 days of the date hereof, in American Dollars,” the letter adds.
Muguna and Oluoch also have 60 days to pay their fines.
The club has however been urged to appeal before the CAF Appeal Board if they feel aggrieved by the decision.