FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel has ruled in favour of BUL, granting them maximum points in the match earlier lost 1-0 to UPDF at the Bombo Military stadium.

[/media-credit] Steven Bogere, Head coach at UPDF Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

In a communique by the panel’s chairperson, Deo Mutabazi, UPDF loses the match by forfeiture to BUL, as per article 19:11 of FUFA Competition Rule 2017/18.

The case, 059, BUL alleges that UPDF fielded Sulaiman Majanjaalo (Shirt 07), who had not fully served his suspension (send-offs).

The hard tackling midfielder Majanjaalo was red carded during their 2-0 loss against KCCA on Monday, 9th April 2018 at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo.

He then skipped the Express home duel against UPDF in which Michael Komunda Birungi and Jalilu Zimula scored for the Red Eagles in a game the footballing soldiers lost 2-0 at Wankulukuku.

The panel discovered that;

Sulaiman Majanjaalo was sent off during AUPL match no. 184 KCCA vs UPDF. He only sat only the match No.193 between Express and UPDF on 17th April 2018. He was fielded in the match No. 200 when UPDF hosted BUL on 24th April 2018. There is total misinterpretation of both FCR and FIFA disciplinary code by UPDF F.C. The scope of application of the FIFA Code apply to every match or competitions organized by FIFA as per article 2 of the FIFA disciplinary code.

The verdict:

By fielding a player who has not fully missed the next two physically played matches by UPDF F.C, as per article 29:11 of the FUFA Competitions rules 2017/18. UPDF F.C loses the match by forfeiture to BUL F.C, as per article 19:11 of the FUFA competitions rules 2017/18.

Chance to Appeal

The communication by the FUFA competitions panel states it clearly that there is a provision to appeal the taken decision.

The decision takes immediate effect. Any part not satisfied by this decision has a right of appeal.

By and large, BUL  now displaces Maroons from the 6th place as they have now accumulated 36 points from 27 matches.

UPDF drops to the 15th with the deducted three points to 26 points, and deficit of 15 goals.

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

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