Unhappy Vipers petition FUFA over Kasingye’s ‘misconduct’

Vipers Sports Club have petitioned the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) after what they have termed as ‘improper, unethical, and unsporting conduct’ of Police FC chairman Asan Kasingye.

There was drama at St Mary’s Stadium in Kitende as Police lost 3-2 to Vipers in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League game played on February 19th, 2021.

Kasingye who was seated in the VVIP wing stormed onto the pitch in the 40th minute after Police’s goalkeeper Derrick Ochan had been sent off for what match officials George Olemu and his second assistant Juma Osire interpreted as handling the ball outside the penalty area.

A decision Kasingye strongly disagreed with and later confronted the fourth official Deogratius Opio and referees’ assessor Brian Nsubuga before rallying his team off the pitch.

He later took to Twitter where he; “made very reckless, wild, false and unsubstantiated allegations against Vipers SC,” read part of the document that was signed by the Vipers CEO Simon Peter Njuba.

“And the match officials of the day accusing the same of corruption, theft, match-fixing among other heinous crimes,” the document added.

It was obvious kasingye’s actions didn’t go well with the Kitende hierarchy; “That we contest that such conduct of the said Police FC Chairman as an official of a member of FUFA is in breach of his obligations under the FUFA Code of Conduct.”

“And other relevant football laws and regulations and has occasioned embarrassment, contempt, and ridicule not only to the image of Vipers SC but the whole football fraternity and administration in Uganda as the tweets label and portray us jointly and severally as corrupt.”

The Document continued: “That we as Vipers SC reserve the option to pursue other legal avenues for remedies in respect to injury that the said official’s misconduct has occasioned to our brand and image but as law-abiding members of the football family.

“We trust that there are sufficient internal mechanisms within the football legal regime to bring such errant members to order and account.”

“We thus pray that this petition be given the urgency required and we have attached all relevant print, soft and electronic evidence in support of our petition.”

Vipers did attach video evidence on their petition and have lined up witnesses just in case FUFA are interested in questioning them.

This website also understands that FUFA’s disciplinary committee is scheduled to meet this week to determine Kasingye’s fate.

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