Nairobi giants Kamukunji High banned for two years

Kenyan referee Davies Ongeche Omweno has been handed a 3-month suspension by the Confederation of ...
Kenyan referee Davies Ongeche Omweno has been handed a 3-month suspension by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Nairobi giants, Kamukunji Boys’ High and neighbours Makongeni High schools have been slapped with two-year bans from football after their players attacked match officials in the ongoing Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) Games.

This came after photos of them attacking the referee in their football match against Olympics School on last Saturday were published in a local newspaper on Thursday. Ironically, the students attacked the referee after he gave a free kick in favour of their side.

The Nairobi Secondary School Sports Association (NSSSA) convened on Thursday to discuss the matter considering that there has been a rise in cases of violence and chaos in high schools in the past weeks.

After the meeting, the 15-member team came to a decision to ban Kamukunji and Makongeni who were also found guilty of attacking a match official in a different match.

The Secretary of NSSSA and Assistant Secretary of the Metropolitan Region, Moses Mbuthia said that the referee is in stable condition and the association apologized on behalf of the schools after visiting him on Thursday morning.

“We came up with a verdict guided by the constitution of the KSSSA article 17b which says that whenever anybody causes mayhem in the form of fighting one is expected to be disciplined and of course banned to follow,” said Mr Mbuthia.

The ban however will only affect the football players unless the guilty individuals also take part in different disciplines.

Report by Loise Wanjiku

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