Lawrence Mulindwa showing journalists the broken barriers Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

KCCA FC head coach Mike Mutebi has joined Vipers SC boss Lawrence Mulindwa in condemning the acts of hooliganism exhibited by a section of SC Villa fans who destroyed part of the facility at St. Mary’s stadium, Kitende.

[/media-credit] Mike Mutebi, manager of KCCA FC Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

The tactician was addressing journalists at Lugogo on Tuesday ahead of their Uganda Premier League match against URA at Namboole slated for Wednesday.

Speaking about the incident in which angry fans destroyed barriers separating the VIP section, accusing referee Alex Muhabi of denying them a penalty when Shafik Bakaki appeared to have handled the ball inside the area, Mike lashed out, branding them anti-progress individuals.

[/media-credit] Police, SC Villa fans Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

“The football fraternity is trying to bring sponsors, now if everybody is to grow the industry and a few people who are known are going to vandalize facilities!” Mutebi lamented.

SC Villa fans break VIP barrier at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende

“Somebody puts up a very good facility and for you because of a bad a result or bad decision by the referee you vandalize a stadium? I don’t think it is acceptable.”

If you have to vent your anger as a supporter, vent it to the coaches, to the players, to the referees, but not hurting people

Mutebi further called out FUFA and all football governing entities in Uganda to ban the perpetrators from entering the stadia.

20 people are not going to distract us from the bigger picture. We should banish them from the stadium like it is done elsewhere in the world.

We are not going to have people who just come destruct everything in the excuse that a poor decision has been made. We cannot allow such people to destruct the growth of the industry.

Tom Masiko’s free kick in the 30th minute helped Vipers to a close win past SC Villa – a result that was contested by several visiting fans after alleged poor officiation.

It’s reported that the destruction that didn’t stop at the barriers but also the water and PA system is beyond Ugx. 10 million.

Deputy Editor at Kawowo Sports. He is an aspiring Sport Psychologist.

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