Gor Mahia's Francis Kahata (left) vies for the ball against Hull City's Daniel Batty during a friendly match on May 13, 2018 at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLOGor Mahia's Francis Kahata (left) vies for the ball against Hull City's Daniel Batty during a friendly match on May 13, 2018 at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO
By DAVID KWALIMWA

Gor Mahia have been denied access to the refurbished Kasarani Stadium for the mandatory pre-match briefing ahead of Wednesday’s Caf Confederation Cup match against Algeria’s USM Alger.

The government announced on Monday that the stadium had been shut down due to vandalism.

Sports Kenya, in a statement on Monday, said that they, along with the ministry of Sport and Heritage, had decided to shut down the football arena “until further notice” after fans “destroyed seats and other properties in and outside the stadium” during Sunday’s friendly match between English Championship side Hull City and Gor.

“The ministry will constitute a team comprising of relevant stakeholders to analyse the happenings and come up with appropriate measures to avoid such instances in future,” said the statement signed by Sports Kenya’s acting director general Saima Ondimu.

Gor risks sanctions from Caf if the game is not played at the venue.