NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
A regional soccer body, the Council
for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) has
suspended Kenyan Premier league side, Gor Mahia in all its
activities for two years.
The Kenyan champions will be
locked out of all regional tournaments after misbehaving at the
just concluded CECAFA Kagame Cup in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Gor Mahia, who beat Zanzibar’s JKU 2-0 to claim the bronze
medal and 10,000 U.S. dollars, have their players accused of
breaking the tournament rules and will be ineligible to play in
the competition in 2019 and 2020.
Gor has since forfeited their prize money after being
ridiculed for refusing to pick up their bronze medals despite
They demanded their allowances from the club officials.
CECAFA Secretary General Nicholas Musonye has since said Gor
Mahia’s misbehavior will not be tolerated.
"We lined up according to our customs as CECAFA for medal
presentations and we had our guests but Gor Mahia failed to come
to the podium.
"That aside, they came here and declined the hotel, refused
to use the dressing room and also failed to adhere to our
customs," he said
Musonye condemned and warned Gor Mahia tactician Dylan Kerr
for using offensive language to match officials and assured him
that he will not misbehave in CECAFA tournaments for two years.
"Further, the CECAFA executive committee has warned Gor Mahia
coach for his offensive language towards match officials.
"We have informed FKF to take action against the coach but
for us, he will not misbehave in our tournaments for the next
two years," visibly angered Musonye retorted.