The FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel has docked six points off newly-promoted StarTimes Uganda Premier League side, Proline FC on top of subjecting them to a five million shillings fine for forfeiting a league game recently.
Proline on Saturday refused to honor their fixture with record champions SC Villa at their own Lugogo home saying some of their players were away with the national team in Kenya and according to FIFA rules on International break, all domestic leagues must take a break.
However, in a decision communicated on Thursday morning, the newly promoted club has been docked six points for refusal to honor the game.
The FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel finds that Proline is found guilty of violation of the FUFA Competition rules and the panel orders that the team loses the match against SC Villa by forfeiture,” the competitions disciplinary panel head by Deo Mutabazi ruled.
“Proline FC should be docked six points and six goals from those accumulated or to be accumulated in accordance with Article 24 (9) of the FUFA Competition rules.”
In an act that many have seen as being too harsh, the FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel has on top of docking Proline FC six points fined them to a tune of five million shillings for allegedly bringing the game of football into disrepute and the same is to be paid by September 18, only six days from now.
Consequently, SC Villa has been given three points and three goals.
Proline has been advised to appeal if they are not content with the decision of the panel.