Aggrieved Bandari lodge complaint with KPL over gun saga


Aggrieved Bandari lodge complaint with KPL over gun saga
Bandari FC official Ken Onyachi (R) restrains a zoo Kericho FC fan from attacking his players with a pistol during their SportPesa Premier League match at Kericho Green stadium in Kericho on September 16, 2018. The match ended 1-1. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha.

In Summary

  • Bandari FC has lodged a formal complaint with the Kenya Premier League over the gun drama that was witnessed on Sunday at Kericho Green Stadium during their league match against hosts Zoo Kericho.
  • During the match, an unidentified armed man stormed the field of play and threatened to unleash his gun at the Bandari FC technical area, an incident that caused panic among the visiting side.
  • The league body is also expected to use the referee’s and match commissioner’s reports to piece together evidence as they bid to get to the bottom of the saga.

Bandari FC has lodged a formal complaint with the Kenya Premier League over the gun drama that was witnessed on Sunday at Kericho Green Stadium during their league match against hosts Zoo Kericho.

During the match, an unidentified armed man stormed the field of play and threatened to unleash his gun at the Bandari FC technical area, an incident that caused panic among the visiting side.

And aggrieved by the events of the weekend, the dockers have now written a formal protest note to the league management body detailing the events that transpired on Sunday.

Citizen Digital understands that the protest note was written by Bandari’s team manager Wilson Oburu Obungu who was the highest ranking official of Bandari during the Sunday game.

In a phone interview on Tuesday, Obungu said:  “The gun man came next to our technical bench and started pulling one of our players and when the captain came to remove him in the midst of our players, he fell down.

“In the process of him arising he tried to pull his gun and that’s when one of our officials who once played with him at Chemelil restrained him but he keep on threatening us,” said Oburu.

At the same time, Zoo Kericho head coach Sammy Okoth has blamed Bandari FC players for instigating the incident.

KPL has launched investigations into the matter and called on the Inspector General Joseph Boinett to look into the matter.

The league body is also expected to use the referee’s and match commissioner’s reports to piece together evidence as they bid to get to the bottom of the saga.

 

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