Reprieve for AFC Leopards as FKF revises fine and ban after Bukhungu chaos

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FKFPL: Reprieve for AFC Leopards as FKF revises fine and ban after Bukhungu chaos

Kiplagat Sang 14:10 - 28.05.2023

However, the committee partially upheld the sanctions imposed on Ingwe.

AFC Leopards have been handed a reprieve after the Football Kenya Federation appeals committee set aside some of the punitive fines ordered by the competitions committee.

Ingwe had suffered a three-point deduction following fans’ chaos that disrupted a Premier League match against Kakamega Homeboyz at Bukhungu on April 16.

Apart from the point deduction, they were fined Ksh500,000, but the appeals committee revised that too.

"The FKF appeals committee has rendered its decision on an appeal lodged by AFC Leopards against the decision of the FKF Leagues and Competitions Committee on the abandoned Match no. 222 against Kakamega Homeboyz," a statement on Sunday read.

"That the FKF-PL round 25 match no.222 be awarded to Kakamega Homeboyz on a three (3) point, two (2) goal basis.

"The decision to dock AFC Leopards SC 3 points is set aside. That AFC Leopards SC shall cater for or refund medical costs incurred by the center referee, Mr. Michael Obuya.

The local giants have also had a stadium ban reduced from four matches to three.

"That AFC Leopards SC shall play three home games behind closed doors, namely Matches 226, 245 and 271. That AFC Leopards SC pay a fine of Kes. 300,000/=."

"That disciplinary proceedings be opened by the FKF disciplinary committee against all relevant parties in violation of misconduct as set out in Articles 9.1, 9.4, 9., 5, and 9.6 of the rules and regulations governing Kenyan Football (2019)."