Last evening, 21st of April 2017, we received official communication from the Football KENYA Federation regarding Vincent Oburu. In its ruling, the Federation punished the player for allegedly double signing by de-registering him for the first leg of the KPL 2017 season. He will however be allowed to be registered in the June window thus he will be available to play for AFC Leopards SC from June 2017.
The federation went further to sanction Gor Mahia for the role the club played in luring the player to sign a contract with them in total disregard of the rules of football or the law. To quote the federation; "That FKF investigates the conduct of Gor Mahia FC as pertains the double signing of Mr. Vincent Ouma Oburu".
It is clear that Gor Mahia went against the rules by tapping the player. We are therefore going to insist that the federation imposes a very stiff penalty on the club including banning them from player transfers for 2 seasons as has been done elsewhere. Further, we expect such behavior to be penalized under the club licensing regulations. This behavior can only be equated to hooliganism which has to be clamped down heavily.
We are happy with the conclusion of this matter and look forward to concentrating on delivering results on the pitch.
For AFC Leopards SC
R. Namai, CEO