AFC Leopards suspends Lilumbi over hooliganism


Referee George Mwai is attacked by AFC Leopards SC fans during their SportPesa Premier League ...
Referee George Mwai is attacked by AFC Leopards SC fans during their SportPesa Premier League match match against Nzoia Sugar FC at Kenyatta stadium in Machakos on January 06, 2019. The match ended 1-1. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • AFC Leopards have suspended organizing secretary Timothy Lilumbi for his alleged involvement in the fracas that marred the club’s league match against Nzoia Sugar at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos at the weekend.
  • Meanwhile, the club is tomorrow expected to appear before the Kenyan Premier League’s Independent Disciplinary and Complaints Committee (IDCC) to she light on the matter.

AFC Leopards have suspended organizing secretary Timothy Lilumbi for his alleged involvement in the fracas that marred the club’s league match against Nzoia Sugar at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos at the weekend.

“Following the unfortunate incident after our match last week in Machakos and the charges that have since been instituted against us, the Management of AFC Leopards SC has forthwith suspended the Organizing Secretary, Mr.Timothy Lilumbi, for his alleged involvement in the fracas and a Member one Mr. Ian Mukhobi has also been suspended pending conclusion of investigations and ruling by IDCC.

“In this period, both Mr Lilumbi and Mr. Mukhobi will not be allowed to transact anything or act on behalf of the club.

AFC Leopards is firmly against hooliganism of any kind and we will fully cooperate with all the football stake holder in the fight to eliminate the vice from our sport.We have instituted our own investigations and we shall make known our findings upon conclusion.”

In a separate interview with Citizen Digital,  club chairman Dan Mule said: “That’s true (we have suspended him). Even if you are elected by members there are certain levels you cannot go… so as a committee we have the power to suspend anybody going against club rules.

“We have appointed a committee of three people to investigate what happened and  file a report in 14 days,”Club chairman Dan Mule said.

Meanwhile, the club is tomorrow expected to appear before the Kenyan Premier League’s Independent Disciplinary and Complaints Committee (IDCC) to she light on the matter.

Mule said that the club will be represented by its lawyer though Lilumbi is expected to appear in person.

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