The FUFA competitions disciplinary panel has on Wednesday May 29th dismissed Kansai Plascon’s petition against the StarTimes Uganda Premier League newly promoted side Kyetume FC.
Kansai Plascon had on May 18th 2019 filed a petition to FUFA alleging Kyetume fielded ineligible players when the sides faced each other in the StarTimes FUFA Big League playoff final.
The two players in question were goalkeeper Emmanuel Kalyowa and Vincent Awundo whom Kansai Plascon believed were registered with one of the clubs in the Kenyan Premier League.
However, FUFA through its competitions disciplinary panel dismissed Kansai Plascon’s petition and therefore cleared the two alleged players.
Kansai Plascon failed to provide proof of their allegations like identifying the exact clubs they were registered with.
“Accordingly, CDP finds that players Kalyowa Emmanuel and Owundo Vincent were duly licensed under the FUFA rules and subsequently dismisses Kansai Plascon FC’s petition,” the statement from FUFA reads.
Article 19 of the FUFA competitions rules provides: “Players shall only be considered as FUFA licensed for a season upon being validated by competitions department on the FUFA e.lincense plus electronic registration system or when their license and registration forms being signed and stamped by either the chairman or secretary of the FCC for that season.”
Kyetume FC had defeated Kansai Plascon 4-1 in the StarTimes FUFA Big playoff final on May 18th to become the third team to attain promotion to the 2019/2020 Uganda Premier League joining Wakiso Giants and Proline FC.
However, their celebrations were cut short following Kansai Plascon’s petition as anything could happen if the two players were found guilty of the allegations.
But after FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel ruled the petition in their favour, the Jackson Mayanja coached side confirmed their stay at the top, they are now in preparations for topflight football ahead of the new season.