Nairobi City Stars will have to do without the services of coach John Amboko on the touchline for their remaining matches of the season.
This follows a decision by Football Kenya Federation’s Leagues and Competitions Committee to impose a 90-day suspension on the coach, as well as players Austine Ochieng and Ronny Kagunzi, after the three were found guilty of violent conduct on match officials during their FKF National Super League match against Kenya Police played on April 17, 2019, at the Karuturi Grounds.
Kenya Police was further awarded all three points from the abandoned match, which was tied at 1-1 at the time of abandonment.
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“The FKF Leagues & Competitions Committee in its sitting on Wednesday, 24th April 2019 deliberated and decided as follows:
- That Nairobi City Stars FC caused the abandonment of the match after they refused to continue with play and in accordance with FKF Rule 3.7 and FKF Rule 3.8, Nairobi City Stars FC have forfeited the match and the match has been awarded to Kenya Police FC on three points, 2-0 score basis. All the yellow cards and red cards recorded during the match shall count.
- That your players namely Ronny Kagunzi, License No. FKF000211 and Austine Ochieng, License No. FKF000890 were found guilty of violent conduct against the Centre Referee and the two have been suspended for 90 days in accordance with FKF Rule 7.7.
- Additionally, Nairobi City Stars FC Head Coach, John Amboko has also been suspended for 90 days for violent conduct against the Centre Referee,” read part of the letter sent to City Stars, signed by FKF General Secretary Robert Muthomi.
City Stars is ranked 17th on the log with 23 points from 28 matches while Kenya Police is fifth with 54 points from a similar number of matches.