Football fans angry reactions after Gor Mahia and Vihiga Bullets match suspended
Gor Mahia's FKF Premier League match against Vihiga Bullets was postponed on Sunday when a mass brawl broke out at the MISC Kasarani Stadium in the suburbs of Nairobi.
The trouble began in the last minutes of the first half when a fan is believed to have leapt past the gates without paying the required Ksh200 ($2) entry payment.
It was stated that Gor's chief of security, Lawrence Odhiambo, had beaten the fan, provoking other irate supporters to participate in the melee, resulting in Odhiambo being taken to the hospital with head injuries.
Vihiga Bullets were forced to flee to their bus after the brawl spilt onto the pitch.
Despite repeated requests to resume the game in the second half, Bullets head coach Abdalla Juma refused, blaming Gor's uneasiness on the situation.
The match was called off when Gor was leading 1-0.
Following the suspension of the match, football fans could not hide their anger.
"Gor must stop using goons and criminals as stewards. The club should be engaging services of professional security firms," said Owino Aminer.
“Just when fans were coming back to the stadia, highest primitivity! Deduct them 9 points and their games to be played at 1pm,” said Nashipae Ene Sindiyo.
"Hooliganism in Kenya' is killing our football. No investor or sponsor can associate himself with such kind of nonsense. It must stop, it is football, not 'foolsball'," noted Ronald Mc'Owino.
“Gor Mahia should be banned from this league,” said Nicholas M. Sonkoh.
Kenneth Onyuna added, "I need my money back, Rachier (Gor Mahia's chair) must go."©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.