Prominent FKF Premier League team's social media falls prey to hackers ahead of key cup clash


Prominent FKF Premier League team's social media falls prey to hackers ahead of key cup clash

Festus Chuma 16:23 - 27.03.2024

A Premier League football club's Facebook was hacked, posting inappropriate content ahead of a crucial match, sparking efforts to regain control.

Football Kenya Federation Premier League side KCB FC has fallen victim to cybercriminals with their official Facebook account being hacked just days before their pivotal FKF Cup clash against Bidco United.

The incident, which occurred as the team intensifies preparations for the Round of 16 clash slated for Saturday, has cast a shadow over their digital fan engagement efforts.

In recent years, the FKF Premier League has seen a significant surge in the use of social media by clubs to disseminate information and engage with fans.

 KCB FC, boasting nearly 40,000 followers across their platforms, including over 35,000 on their now-compromised Facebook page, stands as one of the most followed clubs in the country.

The breach was confirmed through an official statement released by the club on Wednesday.

 "We regret to inform our loyal fanbase that our official Facebook page, @KCBFootballClub, has unfortunately been compromised. We are working to resolve the issue," the statement revealed, emphasizing the club's commitment to regaining control of their account.

Fans have been urged to disregard any posts made on the page since the breach, particularly noting that the hackers have posted several explicit adult videos.

Currently positioned 9th in the FKF Premier League table with 33 points from 24 matches, KCB's next fixture against Bidco United on April 6 in the FKF Premier League is highly anticipated.

This match comes closely on the heels of the FKF Cup clash, adding pressure on the team to maintain focus despite the disruption caused by the cyberattack.

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