Muhoroni Youth confident of staging home matches at Got Alila despite five-game suspension

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FOOTBALL Muhoroni Youth confident of staging home matches at Got Alila despite five-game suspension

Joel Omotto 16:04 - 24.10.2023

Muhoroni Youth remain positive that their next home match will be staged at Got Alila even after a suspension was imposed on the ground following acts of hooliganism while playing KCB.

The Muhoroni Stadium could still host Muhoroni Youth’s home matches after all despite a five-game suspension imposed on the ground by the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) this month.

Muhoroni were slapped with a Ksh300,000 fine and ordered to play their next five home games away from the Muhoroni Stadium and without fans after ugly scenes were witnessed in the latter stages of their FKF Premier League contest with KCB just before the international break.

The match was abandoned in the 90th minute after a section of Muhoroni fans attacked KCB technical bench members when the Bankers were leading 1-0 at the Muhoroni Stadium.

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However, according to early fixtures released for this weekend’s round of matches, Muhoroni is listed as the venue for the club’s home clash with Murang’a Seal on Saturday.

Club CEO Collince Dave remains positive that they will play the match and the subsequent ones at Got Alila with fans.

“That decision was not fair to begin with. If you look at the video well, there was no problem with security. The security personnel who were manning the gate were forced to go and remove the KCB officials from the pitch and left the gate unmanned, causing a slight problem,” said Dave.

“We expect to play here and have our fans. We feel normally when playing at Got Alila and it is very difficult to get a point here. It will be a tough match but Murang’a Seal know the last time we met, we beat them 4-0 so they should expect the same here.”

While Dave remains confident of staging the match at Got Alila, it is still not certain whether the decision is final.

“Fixtures and venues can still be changed, the rules allow us to do this up to 72 hours before the match,” FKF media officer Ken Okaka told Pulse Sports.

“We release the fixtures early and share with Azam TV so that they tell us which match, where and what time they want to broadcast. Once they confirm this, we amend the fixtures and release the final one.”

Muhoroni had initially revealed that they had identified Kericho, Kisumu and Homa Bay as alternative venues for their home matches during the suspension.

The club are 15th on the table with seven points after one win, four draws and two losses.