FUFA FINES WAKISO GIANTS AND BUSOGA UNITED OVER FAILURE TO CONTROL ROWDY FANS
- April 6, 2022
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FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel has sanctioned Wakiso Giants FC for breach of Articles 31(10) (c), 31(10(e) and 31(10) (f) (iii) of the FUFA Competitions Rules during their Uganda Premier League match against Sc Villa on 30th March 2022 at Kabaka Kyabaggu stadium.
During the game, in the 61st minute, Wakiso Giants FC fans threw bottles on the pitch during the game which led to the stoppage for about seven minutes.
The Purple Sharks has been fined UGX 1,000,000= and handed a suspended one point and one goal deduction pursuant to the fact that the actions of the Wakiso Giants FC fans were not grave and did not have a substantial effect on the game.
The points and goals deduction will be automatically implemented should the acts of hooliganism happen again.
The club has also been directed to keep its fans in order as stated in Article 31(10)(F)(iii) to stop putting the game into disrepute.
Relatedly, the Football governing body through the Competitions Disciplinary Panel has also sanctioned Busoga United FC for breaching Article 31(12) of the FUFA Competitions Rules after their fans invaded the pitch at the end of the game against BUL FC on 25th March 2022 at Kakindu Stadium. Busoga United FC fans invaded the pitch with the intention of attacking the away team officials.
The Jinja based club has been fined UGX 1,000,000 (Uganda Shillings one million) to be paid by the 14th April 2022. The club has also been directed to keep its fans in order as stated in Article 31(10) (f) (iii) of the FUFA Competitions rules.