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Shabana coach Gilbert Selebwa suspended

Friday January 18 2019

Shabana coach Gilbert Selebwa gives instructions to his players at half-time during their National Super League match against Ushuru at Tusker Ruaraka grounds on January 11, 2019. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |

Shabana coach Gilbert Selebwa gives instructions to his players at half-time during their National Super League match against Ushuru at Tusker Ruaraka grounds on January 11, 2019. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

By VINCENT OPIYO
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The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has handed an indefinite suspension to Shabana coach Gilbert Selebwa for indecency.

Selebwa is accused to have accosted referee and his first assistant in their 1-0 defeat to Eldoret Youth during a National Super League match at Eldoret showground on Wednesday.

“In disputing an offside call made by the First Assistant Referee, Shabana FC head coach Mr. Gilbert Selebwa attacked the Assistant Referee slapping him several times and later walked into the field of play and also attacked the Center Referee,” read part of the letter posted on FKF's official website and signed by FKF General Secretary Robert Muthomi.

“Therefore you are kindly requested to take note that you are provisionally suspended from taking part in all FKF organized Leagues and Competitions until the submission of the cases to the FKF Disciplinary Committee,” the letter further read.

In a rejoinder, Selebwa attributed the team’s poor run - that has seen them lose three games on the trot- to dubious officiating.

“We’ve been denied genuine goals and had genuine penalty appeals ignored, officiating has been a problem in this league especially when we play away from home, this is something that has to be sorted in this championship to provide a fair playing ground,” Selebwa told Nation Sport on Friday.

The former Congo United, Muhoroni Youth and AFC Leopards coach re-joined the Glamour Boys for a second stint at the start of the preseason.

He has led them in eight matches winning four, drawing once and losing the last three against Wazito (1-0), Shabana (2-1) and Eldoret Youth (1-0). 

With Selebwa suspended, his assistant Andrew Kanuli will take charge.

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