Tuesday, July 26, 2005

FOOTBALL TEAM BAN


Fifa slaps Kenya with ban.

The team are within reach of a Cup of Nations place. Kenya will play their next home World Cup qualifier, against Tunisia on 3 September, behind closed doors.
The decision was taken by Fifa's disciplinary committee, chaired by Marcel Mathier, following the crowd trouble that resulted in the death of a fan prior to Kenya's last qualifier against Morocco on 18 June.
Prior to the match in Nairobi, a group of people managed to force down the gates to the stadium, leaving a 15-year-old supporter dead and 15 other fans injured. A fine of US$19,000 was also imposed on the East African nation.
Kenya are in fourth place in Group Five of World Cup qualifying.

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