gor-afc match turns tragic

This weekend’s much fabled rivalry football match between Gor Mahia, aka K’Ogelo, and AFC Leopards turned tragic when un-ticketed fans tried to force their way into the stadium – leading to 7 confirmed deaths.

For more on this see the Nation. The Standard also reports that former Harambee Stars goalie Ottoman was “beaten senseless” when he tried to persuade club officials to stop the match.

Gor Mahia won the match 1-0 thanks to an 87th minute penalty.

Witnesses have blamed the incidence on a lack of organization, including the absence of police to control crowds.