Lynch mob on the pitch? No, not in a Caf tournament!

Gor Mahia's Charles Momanyi (centre) vies for the ball with Napsa Stars goalkeeper Philip Banda (left) during their Caf Confederation Cup play-off first leg match at Nyayo National Stadium on February 14, 2021.

Photo credit: Chris Omollo | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The club’s goose was cooked the moment the players chose to stage a mini riot smack in the middle of the pitch at the final whistle.
  • We can live with such juvenile misdemeanor in nondescript neigbourhood tournaments, but not at the highest level of competition.

In the face of a logistical nightmare that forced Gor Mahia to delay their travel plans until match day as they sought to turn the tables on Zambia’s Napsa Stars last weekend, even the club’s most ardent fans must have realised how tough it was going to be for the team to climb out of the deep hole they had dug themselves into.


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