By Raphael Odeke
The governing body of Uganda top flight football, StarTimes Uganda Premier League has condemned the hooliganism allegedly conducted by the Express FC fans after their away fixture against UPDF on 27th October, 2023
Arinaitwe Rugyendo, the chairman FUFA Super league LTD wrote on X ” Following the barbaric incident involving the Express fc fans who attacked two officials and critically injured them during their uganda premier league match against UPDF in Bombo barracks, we condemn this unacceptable hooliganism.”
In a game that ended 1-1 at the Bombo military barracks, some Express FC fans are reported to have attacked match officials, Mr. Sekayuba Fahad and Mr. Batte Denis after the final whistle beating them up terribly
StarTimes Uganda premier league has sympathised with the injured match officials and promised to work closely with FUFA to identify the culprits such that Justice is made
Earlier, FUFA Executive Committee issued a statement suspending the Six-time Uganda Premier League champions from playing their scheduled fixtures following the Bombo incident by their fans
The Red Eagles were meant to host SC Villa at Wankulukuku on 1st November and they currently sit in the 5th position with 11 points
Over the increasing cases of hooliganism in ugandan football, some clubs in the uganda premier league have faced the punishments
Last seen, SC Villa was deducted 2 points and 2 goals plus playing their five home games far away from Kampala in closet doors over the hooliganism their fans conducted during their 2-1 lose against Wakiso Giants at Wankulukuku.
In the 2022/23 season, Onduparaka also had to kickstart the League away at Bombo Military Grounds with a deducted two goals and points respectively.
Big league Mbale based side, Kataka FC too started their 2022/23 Campaign just like Onduparaka with a deducted two goals and points plus playing their first five games away from Mbale over the hooliganism that they showed in their FUFA Big League game against kyetume FC at the Mbale Municipal stadium