The match was a National Division Two Eastern Zone match against Kariobangi Sharks B. Image-Credits
Thika pay the price for referee beating
By Peter Wainaina | Fri 10 Aug, 2018 14:59

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has issued a one year ban to four Thika Allstars players for attacking the referee in a National Division Two Eastern Zone match between Kariobangi Sharks B that was played on Sunday 5 August at the MYSA Komarock grounds.

The four players are Peter Njuguna, Stephen Mutinda, Alfred Kazungu, and Edwin Ndung’u.

The club has also been fined Kshs. 40, 000 for the incident which is to be paid within 14 days as well as having their subsequent matches suspended indefinitely.

Officiating issue

The fracas started late in the second stanza with the game 4-2 in favour of Sharks. Feeling aggrieved by the officiating of the match, the four descended on 1st assistant referee Mr. John Otieno Meo causing him bodily harm.

Thika will also have to reimburse the referee monies in which he used for treatment.

The Sharks have been awarded the full points with the 4-2 score line and as a result now lie in ninth place in the 16 team league with 20 points while Allstars are 17th with as many points.

Peter Wainaina
Twitter: @naina_naish
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