AFC Leopards have hit out at Muhoroni Youth for demanding that Kenyan Premier League awards them points from a match between the two that was played at Nyayo Stadium a week ago.
Secretary General George Aladwa said in a signed statement that they are dismayed by utterances attributed to Muhoroni demanding that they be awarded points following chaos that erupted during the match that ended in a barren draw.
“We would like to categorically state that AFC Leopards is a peace-loving club and we subscribe to zero tolerance on hooliganism and football violence and as such our fans were not involved in any act of violence.
“The said game was under peaceful and friendly conditions and our fans accepted the results and went home peacefully,” the reports reads, adding that those who engaged in running battles with police should be considered as thugs.
“We are quite aware that police made some arrests and it is these people who should be held responsible for anything destroyed.
“Muhoroni Youth should be the last team to demand for action against AFC Leopards considering their fans stoned our bus and intimidated our fans and players’ when we played in the first leg against them in Muhoroni, forcing us to hire security from the stadium.
“We request that Kenyan Premier League dismiss Muhoroni Youth’s demands with the contempt it deserves.”
Last week, Muhoroni wrote a protest letter to KPL demanding that they be awarded three points. The club also demanded that Leopards be made to compensate them for damages caused on their bus by fans.
Muhoroni Youth CEO James Orundu said in a signed statement to KPL, “We bring to your attention the un-sportsmanship behaviour of AFC Leopards’ fans on our players and club bus.
“It is very unfortunate that despite the disciplinary committee’s resolutions on hooliganism by the club, the punitive measures passed on them are not bringing practical change of behaviour.”
By Gilbert Wandera, The Standard