Unruly Shabana fans attack Bandari team bus after 13th league loss

FKFPL Unruly Shabana fans attack Bandari team bus after 13th league loss

Festus Chuma 19:42 - 03.03.2024

Unruly Shabana FC fans vandalized Bandari's bus and attacked fans after a 2-0 loss, leading to a police report in Machakos.

Ugly scenes marred the FKF Premier League once again when unruly supporters, believed to be fans of Shabana FC attacked and vandalized a bus ferrying Bandari FC following their team's 2-0 defeat at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Sunday. 

The incident, which occurred shortly after the match concluded saw the fans target the hired bus from a local transport company, causing significant damage and sparking fear among peaceful spectators.

According to eyewitness accounts, the trouble began as the match ended, with frustrated Shabana fans taking their anger out on the Bandari team's mode of transport. 

Bandari officials wasted no time in reporting the incident to the authorities, with a formal complaint lodged at Kyumbi Police Station in Machakos. 

The police report detailed the malicious damage inflicted upon the vehicle, highlighting a shattered left passenger window as evidence of the violence that had transpired.

 "We have confirmed the report of malicious damage of a black left passenger windscreen of a motor vehicle registration number KDM 258V Scania of Mash Poa Company, which was hit by a stone thrown by Shabana FC fans at Machakos Stadium on 3/3/2024," the police statement read.

The attack appears to stem from deep-seated frustrations among Shabana supporters over the team's dismal performance throughout the season.

With this latest defeat, Shabana has now suffered 13 losses, extending their winless streak to seven matches and languishing in 16th place in the league standings.

This is not the first instance of violence associated with a section of Shabana fans; a similar outbreak occurred just two weeks prior when the team faced off against Kenya Police FC.

Despite the absence of injuries, the necessity for administration police intervention to restore order underscores the escalating problem of fan misconduct at football matches.

The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) had previously issued a warning to Shabana regarding the behavior of their fans during league matches, following a pattern of disruptions attributed to the club's supporters.

This latest episode not only tarnishes the reputation of Shabana but also raises serious concerns about the safety and security of players, officials, and fans at FKF Premier League games.

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