FUFA orders SC Villa to suspects criminals or lose points

By Clive Kyazze

The FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel has given SC Villa only 48 hours to produce individual fans who were involved in the acts of hooliganism & violence.

This was during the StarTimes Uganda Premier League match against Bright Stars FC on 6/02/2019 where SC Villa fans threw objects that included beer bottles and chairs onto the field.

This forced the match to stop in the 75th minute for two minutes simply because they didn’t agree with decisions of referee George Olema.

Villa fans were disgruntled after Olema gave a throw in for Bright Star when they thought possession was theirs, Olema had earlier cancelled Bashir Mutanda’s goal for offside.

The committee has warned Villa about failure to produce those individual fans to FUFA with in the speculated period of time from the date of receipt of the letter which is 21/02/2019.

The FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel shall proceed to apply the FUFA Competitions rules articles as they provided for on hooliganism and violence.

What do the rules say?

According to the FUFA Competition rules assigned off by the FUFA president Moses Magogo and CEO Edgar Watson in 2016 under chapter VII (Disciplinary Provision), article 30 (Misconduct and Sanctions) clause four (hooliganism) part two partly reads.

  • For a league format competition, the defaulting club will further lose three (3) Points and three (3) Goals from those already accumulated while for a knock-out format the defaulting club will be eliminated from the competition and excluded from that particular competition the following season

Part three of that clause further states;

  • If during game time, as defined in the FCR, that acts of hooliganism and violence are committed but the match is completed, the results of the match will be upheld. For a league format competition, the defaulting club as found guilty by the FUFA Disciplinary Committee will lose two (2) Points and two (2) Goals from those already accumulated.

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