A pitch invasion forced the referee to call it off after 85 minutes.
Gor Mahia are refusing to abide by the Kenyan Premier League’s decision to replay the abandoned match against Sony Sugar.
K’Ogalo Secretary General George Bwana is adamant the club won’t honour the match, which has been rescheduled for September 18 at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium, as he feels the KPL are clearly contradicting their own rule book.
“We are shocked by the ruling announced on Tuesday. To us it does not make sense because the rules are very clear. A team that causes abandonment of a match is supposed to forfeit the game,” he told Goal.
“Someone must always take responsibility when a match aborts and in this case it is Sony Sugar. There has already been a precedent. When Gor Mahia fans caused an abandonment of their KPL Top 8 semi-final match against Ulinzi Stars two years ago, we lost the match and were fined heavily and we complied.”
Bwana is furious at the unfair treatment Gor Mahia have received and pressed home accusations of double standards by citing the result of an abandoned match between AFC Leopards and Chemelil Sugar.
“Recently, when AFC Leopards’ stormed the pitch and led to abandon their Top 8 match against Chemelil Sugar they lost the match,” he fumed. “We are wondering why this is different from the two scenarios.
“Furthermore, we strongly believe that if it was Gor Mahia fans who had stormed the pitch, we would have been punished. We are asking that the rules be applied equally.