For their hooliganistic tendencies, StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL) side Busoga United have been slapped in the face with huge sanctions.
The FUFA Disciplinary Panel has punished the Jinja-based outfit for failure to control their rowdy fans during their 1-0 defeat to Express FC a week back.
The chaotic supporters pelted stones to the Red Eagles’ players and the referees, contesting what they felted was biased officiation, thereby, attracting punishment.
“Busoga United has been sanctioned for breaching Article 31 of the FUFA Competitions rules,” stated the Monday FUFA statement.
“Busoga United has lost UPL Match No. 52 that was played on Wed 16.11.2022 at Kakindu Stadium by forfeiture.”
As though that wasn’t punishment enough for the Eastern region side, the Panel has also made huge deduction to their point tally.
“Busoga United FC has also been handed an immediate three (3) points and three (3) goals deduction from those already accumulated by the club this season.”
“Busoga United has also been handed a suspended 5-home match ban to be played in a closed and neutral stadium outside Eastern Regional Football Association, but already licensed this season for UPL matches should they breach Article 31 again,” the communication added.
At the time of the statement, Busoga occupied 12th on the 15-team log with six points in eight matches. They’re now destined to slip to 14th.
In the same vein, the club’s chairperson, Diana Nyago is also set for her own share punishment for alleged hedious acts during the game.
“Busoga United FC Chairperson Ms. Nyago Diana has been forwarded by FUFA CDP to the FUFA Investigations Chamber for her actions during the UPL Match between Busoga United and Express FC.”
“Match reports indicated that Ms. Nyago Diana denied Express FC access to the dressing room, exchanged abusive words with the coaches of the away team.”
“She further denied the kits man of the away team access to the field of play at about eight minutes to warm up time.”
“The Chamber shall pronounce itself on the matter upon conclusion of the investigations,” it concluded.
This is the third act from FUFA against hooliganism in a week, after SC Villa and Blacks Power FC shared their fair share over the same.