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CAF slaps Gor Mahia players with Sh3.2 million fine

FOOTBALL By Elvince Joshua | May 24th 2021
Gor Mahia players protest after losing the CAF Confederations Cup match against Napsa Stars of Zambia in Lusaka on February 21, 2021. [Jean Serge Mandela]

Gor Mahia duo Kenneth Muguna and Boniface Oluoch have been slapped with Sh3.2 million fine by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

The two stars were on Monday found guilty of violent conduct on a match official during a CAF Confederation Cup match on February 21, 2021, against Zambian side NAPSA Stars.

Gor Mahia players roughed up South African referee Lebalang Mokete who awarded Zambian side NAPSA Stars a penalty in the dying minutes of the game. NAPSA scored and knocked out K'Ogalo on a 3-2 aggregate scoreline.

After the final whistle, a section of Gor Mahia players confronted the referee, leading to a short but ugly scene. In a ruling by the CAF Disciplinary Committee, Oluoch and Muguna have each been handed Sh1.6 fine in addition to four-match bans.

K'Ogalo have also been ordered to foot the cost of repairs at the Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.

"Gor Mahia are instructed to immediately check the cost of the damages incurred by NAPSA Stars and reimburse the cost of damages caused by the players," reads the ruling by the CAF's Disciplinary Board.

This is not the first time K’Ogalo have found themselves on the wrong side of the CACF rules. In 2019, the record Kenyan champions were fined Sh750,000 failing to control their players in a CAF Confederation Cup home game against Motema Pembe of DRC Congo.

In 2019, CAF once again slapped K'Ogalo with a Sh1.5million fine for crowd trouble after a section of fans were caught on camera throwing objects in the field during a CAF Confederation Cup against Algerian side, NA Hussein Dey.

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