Police, SC Villa fans Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
[/media-credit] Police officers engage Sports Club Villa fans at St Mary’s stadium Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

The newly founded FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel chaired by Deo Mutabazi has started its work on a strong footing.

The panel convened on Wednesday during their initial meeting and ordered for the deduction of two points  as well as a Ushs 1M fine from SC Villa Jogoo for the acts of violence by their fans during the Uganda Premier League match on Saturday 23rdSeptember, 2017 against Vipers SC  at St Mary’s Kitende.

The match was won by the home side Vipers SC 1-0 but was marred by acts of hooliganism from the visiting side that left parts of the stadium damaged.

The ruling was based on reports by the match referee, Assessor, video and photographic evidence from the Vipers SC vs SC Villa Jogoo match, the FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel, found the parties to have violated the FUFA Competitions Rules have been sanctioned accordingly.

Sc Villa Jogoo manager Muhammad Jumba was also handed a 4 match touchline ban for threatening violence against the match referee.

Mohammed will not be allowed to access the SC Villa Jogoo dressing room while serving the ban (FUFA Competitions Rules Art 30.8 (iii).

Also SC Villa Jogoo goalkeeper Kirya Samson has been suspended for two matches for threatening violence against the referee and unsporting behavior as per Article 30.2 of the FUFA Competitions Rules.

SC Villa loses two points and two goals from those already accumulated for their fans hooliganism and violence.

In addition, Sc Villa Jogoo has been fined 1,000,000 (One Million Shillings) –Article 30.14 of the FUFA Competitions Rules

[/media-credit] Sports Club Villa fans being cooled down by Police officers Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Chance for appeal:

The FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Committee has given any aggrieved party dissatisfied with the decision to appeal within 48 hours of receipt of this communication.

“The case of vandalism of the stadium and misconduct by individual Sc Villa fans mentioned in the Vipers SC’s petition has been referred to the FUFA Disciplinary Committee for further Investigations and action in accordance with Article 6.9 (b) of the FUFA Competitions Rules” the FUFA statement adds.

The punishment implies SC Villa Jogoo now has 5 points from the 4 games played.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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