Cecafa: Gor Mahia ‘Banned’ for Medal Snub

Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia have reportedly been slapped with a two-year ban from competing in the Cecafa Club Championship, alias the Kagame Cup.

The Council of East and Central Africa Federation (CECAFA), the organisers of the annual tournament, have reportedly made the.decision to hand the ban after the Kenyan club refused to appear in the podium to collect their third place medals during the awards ceremony at the National Stadium in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania Friday, July 13.

Dylan Kerr’s side picked the second runners up spot after beating Zanzibar’s JKU 2-0 in the third place play-off courtesy of second half goals from Francis Mustafa and Samuel Onyango.

It is believed that the players refused to appear in the podium following a pay dispute that has marred the club for like a month now.

Kodak’s quest for a record-equalling 6th Cecafa title were thwarted by eventual winners Azam FC who won their semi-final clash 2-0, the same scoreline witnessed when the duo met in the final last year.

Azam beat local rivals Simba SC 2-0 in the final to defend their title.

Kerr and his disenchanted players are expected back in the country today and there will barely be time to rest as they have a Caf Confederation Cup clash against Yanga this coming Wednesday (18)

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