Uganda Premier League

FUFA disciplinary panel summons Maroons over ineligible player

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The FUFA Competition disciplinary panel has invited Uganda Premier league side Maroons FC on matters of Violation of the FUFA Competition rules.

The Luzira side is said to have fielded an ineligible player in the names of Sebwalunnyo Hannington in the SUPL M#102 game last week against Vipers SC at the LuziraPrison grounds.

The shot-stopper is alleged to have accumulated 3 yellow cards prior to the Vipers SC game;

  1. Against Kyetume FC on 3rd/Sept/2019 (picked his 1st caution)
  2. Against Express FC on 5th/Nov/2019 (Played & picked the 2nd caution)
  3. Against Proline FC on 19th/Nov/2019 (Played & picked the 3rd booking)

However, sources in the club believe the player had already sat out the game before playing against Vipers in their last game at home.

His coach, Douglas Bamweyana via his Facebook post stated that the player had been cautioned against

  1. Kyetume FC on 3rd/Sept/2019
  2. Bright Stars on 14th/Sept/2019 and
  3. Express FC on 5th/Nov/2019 and
  4. Sat out the game against Busoga United before facing Vipers

The disciplinary panel cites article 29(9) of the FUFA Competition rules which states that;

‘A player who accumulates 3 bookings in a league or mixed-format Competition shall automatically become eligible for next game’

But what is the case here?

According to the views of the different parties, it is most likely the Maroons FC technical staff got wrong records of the player’s discipline on the pitch and could be sanctioned over the mishap.

To this, The Club has been given 24 hours ultimatum to present documentary evidence or else the Competition panel decides on the case using the files in its possession.


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