Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Kenya

Sam Nyamweya @ SS com

Nyamweya slams unruly fans

Following the destruction caused by a section of Gor Mahia fans, after the team’s failure to clinch the 2012 title, Football Kenya Federation chairman Sam Nyamweya has come out to express his disappointment.

According to Nyamweya, the deed presented local football in a negative light, ultimately discouraging potential sponsors from getting on board.

“Kenyan football has covered some major milestones but actions like the one we witnessed on Saturday reverse all the progress made. For instance, there were a number of companies willing to support the league and its constituent teams. However, such incidents present a bad image on the sport, making it difficult for anyone to convince these sponsors that their brands will gain positively from their association,” said Nyamweya.

Nyamweya also indicated that he had received complaints from broadcasters SuperSport, who even promised to steer away from covering matches for teams whose fans are involved in violence and hooliganism.

“SuperSport called me saying they are deeply concerned about such violence in the league. This is especially because their equipment suffered some damage during the fracas. They have even confirmed that they might not air matches of teams whose fans conducted themselves the way we saw on Saturday,” said Nyamweya.

Gor Mahia had been title favourites going into the last match of the season. However, they stumbled, falling to a 1-1 draw to Thika United, allowing Tusker to take the cup.

This failure angered some of their fans who went on the rampage, destroying both private and public assets, including public service vehicles.


More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Latest Video Highlights

Sports Talk

Dr Errol Sweeney
14-year-old ref racially abused
We are constantly told that football is the most popular sport in the world and, to a large extent,...

Sunday Oliseh
Coaching Eagles: What they won’t tell you
Two days after starting as chief coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria a representative of a major...

Segun Odegbami
Nigeria needs something valid to celebrate
The Adokie Amiesimaka Stadium erupted in an orgy of celebration after Nigeria beat Swaziland 2-0.

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Mourinho and Rooney at crossroads
It was after a goalless draw at Old Trafford in the second match of the ill-judged season of David...