The FUFA disciplinary committee has docked points off Uganda Premier League club, Busoga United after being found guilty of fan violence that led to abandonment of a game.
The game played last week at Kakindu between the hosts, Busoga United and Express FC ended before time following an 87th minute goal by the visitors.
Following the goal by Allan Kayiwa, the home fans protested the officiation and started pelting stones to match officials prompting the game to come to an end.
In its ruling, the FUFA found the club from Busoga guilty of the chaos that saw the game end unceremoniously.
“Busoga United FC has also been handed an immediate three points and three goals deduction from those already accumulated by the club this season,” the FUFA competitions disciplinary panel ruled.
This means the Busoga United who are 12th on six points will now remain with only three and will go to the drop zone.
According to the decision of the FUFA competitions disciplinary panel, the club from Busoga will also get a suspended five home match ban in a closed and neutral stadium outside Eastern Regional Football Association but is already licenced this season to host Uganda Premier League games.
This means Busoga United will have to look for a stadium outside Busoga region where they will host their next five home games and this means they have to incur more finances in terms of hiring the stadium and transport costs for the team from Busoga to the new ‘home”.
Club chairman indicted
In the same vein, the disciplinary panel has summoned Busoga United club chairperson, Diana Nyago to answer charges related to the same violence during the game against Express.
According to FUFA, Nyago is accused of denying the visiting team, access to the dressing room and exchanged abusive words with the coaches
“She further denied the kits man of the away team access to the field of play at about eight minutes to warm up time. The chamber shall pronounce itself on the matter upon conclusion of the investigations,” FUFA said.
The development comes a few days after record league champions, SC Villa were docked two points, two goals and also ordered to play the next five home games in a stadium outside Kampala over fan violence.