13 time League Champions AFC Leopards slapped with hefty fine, club official banned for five months amid 55th Anniversary

Kenya Premier League’s AFC Leopards on Monday, March 11, were slapped with a Sh300,000 fine by the Independent Disciplinary and Complaints Committee (IDCC) following acts of hooliganism during their league match against Nzoia Sugar at the Kenyatta stadium, Machakos on January 6.

Consequently, the club’s organising secretary Timothy Lilumba, who was suspended, has been banned from all football-related activities for a total of 150 days and handed a fine of a similar amount.

“We have considered the oral evidence and the documentary evidence as a whole. We equally have taken note of the demeanor of the two witnesses. An assault is technically a tress pass on the person.

The match between AFC Leopards and Nzoia sugar was disrupted [Courtesy]

This would infer that barring any obstructing aspects, the victim would be well placed to narrate the incident of assault. Mr Mwai told the tribunal that his assailant was a person well known to him. Nothing was presented to suppose that he did not see who had hit him.

No reason was given why he would say it was Mr Lilumbi if it was anyone else i.e. he had no prior grudge with the assailant. These averments were also corroborated by the match commissioners report.

We find no reason to dispute the rendition of Mr Mwai. We do not hesitate to hold that Mr Lilumbi, an official of AFC Leopards assaulted Mr Mwai and caused fans to join in the said misconduct,” said the IDCC in a statement.

The fines are required to be paid within 30 days. 

AFC Leopards today celebrated their 55th birthday. Its Kenya’s oldest football club having won the League Championship 13 times.

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