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KPL to decide on abandoned match in two weeks

AFC Leopards will have to wait two weeks for the verdict on their abandoned match against Thika United.

The game,  played on Sunday at the Nyayo National Stadium, was abandoned in the 85th minute after fans invaded the pitch, forcing the match referee to call off the match.

Leopards risk serious disciplinary action that could see them slapped with a heavy fine, as possible docking of points as per the new rules set by Kenyan Premier League to fight hooliganism.

According to a statement from the Kenyan Premier League, the match could not continue given the hostile circumstances.

“As the body mandated to run this league, KPL is saddened by these acts which have tainted the hitherto trouble free record of the 2014 season. We assure all our fans and corporate stakeholders that a decisive and far reaching step will be taken to redress the indecent acts of this past weekend and ensure that we strive to eradicate the vice in totality,” said KPL chief executive Jack Oguda said.

“In this regard, we await the official match reports from both the match commissioner and the referee from which KPL will consider the necessary facts and forward to the league’s judicial body Independent Disciplinary and Complaints Committee (IDCC) for determination,” he added.

By the time the match was been called off, Ingwe were trailing through a 10th minute Dennis Odhiambo strike.