The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA), through their Competitions Disciplinary Panel has handed a one month suspension to URA FC midfielder Ivan Sserubiri for violent conduct.
Sserubiri threatened to attack Assistant referee Nantabo Lydia during the StarTimes Uganda Premier League match between URA and Wakiso Giants on 28th December 2021.
Lydia flagged offside a late Cromwell Rwothomio goal which prompted Sserubiri to threaten to attack her.
According to the FUFA CDP, Sserubiri breached the FUFA Competition rules and regulations Article 31(2) and 31(3) hence putting the game into disrepute.
Along with the suspension, which comes into immediate effect, Sserubiri has also been fined UGX 500,000.
“FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel has handed URA FC player Sserubiri Ivan a one month suspension and fined him UGX 500,000 for breaching the FUFA Competitions rules and regulations Articles 31(2) and 31(3) during his club’s match with Wakiso Giants FC on 28th December 2021.” Part of the statement released by FUFA read.
“Sserubiri threatened to violently attack assistant referee Nantabo Lydia Wanyama.
The player’s conduct put the game of football into disrepute. The suspension expires on 3rd February 2022.”
Due to the suspension, Sserubiri will miss the next three URA league games, and will be back when URA hosts Busoga United on 5th February.