Muhoroni Youth chairman Moses Adagala is summoned- among other things, for leading home fans in charging towards the referee.
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Disciplinary action in the offing for Waruru, four KPL clubs
By Patrick Korir | Fri 07 Jul, 2017 09:31

Gor Mahia, Muhoroni Youth, Tusker, Ulinzi Stars and Ulinzi star player Stephen Waruru will have a sit down with Kenyan Premier League's Independent Disciplinary and Complaints Committee (IDCC) between Monday July 10 and Friday July 14 for various offenses dating as back as April 2017.

While Gor and Waruru each have a case to answer, the notorious Muhoroni Youth has a series of cases slapped on them while Tusker face two charges. 

Also read Waruru brace denies Gor maximum points in Kisumu

Gor Mahia, Waruru

Proceedings have been instituted against 15-time champions Gor Mahia for throwing water cans and stones to the pitch during their game against Ulinzi on July 2 at the Moi Stadium, Kisumu that led to considerable stoppage.

In that game Gor had a two goal cushion by the hour mark but dangerous Stephen stepped up to score two late goals, the final one in stoppage time to hand four-time champions Ulinzi Stars a share of the spoils. 

His celebrations in front of Gor Mahia fans are said to have incensed the K'Ogalo diehards so much so that it led to a reaction that led to near-riots in Kisumu. 

Waruru's celebration that was talk of the weekend across virtually all media has also handed the lead scorer in the league this season - with ten goals in 16 games, a date with IDCC.  

At the same time, the KPL has written to Christopher Ouma (Ulinzi Stars team manager), Jolawi Obondo (Gor Mahia team manager) and Lawrence Odhiambo (Gor Mahia head of security) thanking them for helping restore order during Sunday’s ill-tempered clash between their respective two teams.

Muhoroni Youth, Moses Adagala

In other cases, several charges have also been opened against repeat offender Muhoroni Youth.

The first case is that of denying Sony Sugar players and technical staff from accessing the checking area at the Muhoroni Stadium on 22 April. The match is said to have been delayed for 12 minutes due to unavailability of adequate security personnel. The hosts went on to win the game 2-0. 

Muhoroni Youth chairman Moses Adagala has also been accused of leading a group of home fans in invading the pitch and charging towards match officials. Adagala is accused of also trying to force his way into the match officials’ changing rooms which is contrary to the rules governing Kenyan football.

The club has further been charged Muhoroni for an attack on members, supporters and fans of Nzoia Sugar during a league match between the two clubs played on May 20 in Muhoroni. Acts during that game, where a clinical Nzoia handed the hosts a 3-0 beating led to a total ban on the Muhoroni venue by the Football Kenya Federation (FKF). The ban still stands to date. 

Tusker

KPL champions Tusker have been charged for two offense. First they failed to produce Player License cards of the entire team that played against Zoo Kericho in a league match played in Kericho on May 10, a game they went on to win 2-0. 

The home club complained prior to kick off and made an official complaint before kick off, one they sent to the KPL after the game calling for a reversal of the results from the match. 

Also read Zoo protest over Tusker's failure to produce player cards

Other than that, Tusker have also been accused of player tapping. The champs have been accused of of illegal approaching four Sony Sugar players contrary to KPL policy.

It is however not clear which players were tapped from Sony but in the just ended mid transfer window of June, Tusker roped in Duncan Ochieng and Boniface Muchiri from the sugar belt side. 

Patrick Korir

Twitter: @tipkorir

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