Crowd trouble scenes mar Gor Mahia’s match in Kisumu – PHOTOS
At least three people sustained injuries during crowd trouble that marred Wednesday’s Kenyan Premier League clash involving Gor Mahia and Sony Sugar at Moi Stadium in Kisumu.
The Kenyan champions won the tie by a solitary goal courtesy of Ephrem Ghuikan’s strike.
But the entertaining scenes were replaced by some ugly moments after the final whistle when a section of fans turned on one another, exchanging punches, stones and metal objects in scenes which required police intervention.
The cause of the fight could not be immediately ascertained, but Nairobi News understands the battle pitted Nairobi based fans against those from Kisumu.
One person was critically injured and rushed to a nearby clinic for treatment.
Not even the two TV presenters covering the match, namely Jacob Mulee and Bernard Otieno, were spared. The duo was spotted using water to rub their eyes as Police unleashed teargas canisters to disperse the crowds.
Separately, K’Ogalo coach Dylan Kerr apologised over a separate incident where he was spotted standing atop the team’s bus at the venue.
The English coach said: “I apologise for standing on top of our bus after the game. It was stationery and I didn’t mean to cause any offence or anyone to do as I did.”
“I wanted, as I always do, to applaud our fans and not to upset anyone or encourage anyone to copy the same as we have lost so many fans through something close to that. But I was very careful to stand when the bus moved and safely sat down knowing that I wasn’t in danger but still, I apologise for what I did.”
Gor Mahia next travel to Nakuru to compete in the SportPesa Super Cup.