CAF warns Kenya of ban if hooliganism returns

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has warned Kenya of a ban if there is another incident of crowd violence in the forthcoming international ties against Sudan, Tanzania and the 2017 Afcon qualifiers against Congo Brazzaville.

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) boss, Nick Mwendwa warned troublemakers the country faces international exclusion if the ugly scenes witnessed during the Afcon qualifier against Guinea Bissau in March recur.

“I received a call from CAF yesterday (Tuesday) warning us the penalty will be a ban in case of any chaos during the matches.

“Remember  they fined us USD10,000 for the chaos during the Guinea Bissau match, which means we will be subjected to deductions of the grants we are supposed to get from them,” Mwendwa told a press briefing on Wednesday in Nairobi.

Fans going to the games will be required in the stadium half an hour before kick-off and shall not leave the premises until 15 minutes from the final whistle.

“The tickets for our two friendly games against Sudan and Tanzania will retail at Ksh 500 for the VIP and Ksh 200 for the terraces. The charges on Sunday will be for the double header while we will have a single game on Friday,” said Mwendwa.

However, the Group E Africa 2017 Cup of Nations (AFCON ) qualifier against Congo Brazzaville slated for June 5 will cost spectators Ksh1000 for the VIP section.