August 8, 2022

Kataka can not afford to play in SUPL – Kyetume’s Mutono

By Brian Aheebwa
Kataka players (yellow) attack a Kyetume player at Mbale Municipal Stadium | Sanyuka TV Image

After Kyetume’s promotion back to the StarTimes Uganda Premier League sank in, head coach David Mutono stated that Kataka FC can not manage to play in the top division.

Kyetume won the crucial contest between the two teams which was full of chaos caused by Kataka at Mbale Municipal Stadium a fortnight ago.

The hosts needed just a point to earn their maiden promotion while the visitors wanted all points to return immediately and got them thanks to a 3-2 victory, but it is a game that will never go off their minds.

“In all that unfolded in Mbale, I can only thank my players for their perseverance because the situation was difficult,” Mutono told Football256.

“But with such behavior, there is no way Kataka can afford playing in the Premier League because their conduct is not good for the image of the game in Uganda.”

“They can be fined in each game they play at home because this is how they have been behaving in most of their games in Mbale.”

“How can such a team survive in the top flight! It is very impossible, they should sort themselves before they dream of playing on a big stage,” he noted.

In Mbale, Kataka first denied the Sanyuka TV crew access to the stadium as they did not want their game to be live on television, calling for the intervention of FUFA.

Several Kyetume fans were also denied entrance by some Kataka officials but later, they were allowed in.

Soon after referee Mashood Ssali blew his full-time whistle, there was more chaos as the Kataka faithful attacked the former and his assistants.

In that scuffle, one of the linesmen was punched by an angry Kataka fan and some Kyetume players were beaten up while celebrating but later, Police got the situation under control using teargas.

In the aftermath of all that, Kataka was summoned to provide a written defense to the FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel about their unsporting conduct that day.

FUFA went ahead and tasked Kataka’s Noah Musisi to provide a separate defense on why he fought a Kyetume player after the game.

As Kataka failed to earn promotion, Kyetume joined second-placed Maroons FC and FUFA Big League champions Blacks Power FC in the SUPL.

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