16-time league record champions Sports Club Villa have been docked two points and fined 1 million Uganda Shillings as part of the penalty for fans violence exhibited during their 1-0 loss away to Vipers SC in the Azam Uganda Premier League on Saturday 23rd September 2017.
Violent scenes at St Mary’s Stadium Kitende saw Villa fans vandalise property as their team lost in front of their arch rivals. The incident compelled former FUFA boss and Vipers Sports Club President Lawrence Mulindwa vow to deal with the culprits individually to serve as examples to the rest.
Now, local football governing body FUFA under its Disciplinary Committee have also penalized the club for the incidents basing on the referee’s match report, video and Photographic evidence provided by Vipers.
According to the verdict, Villa are to be deducted two points and pay 1m fine on top of having their goalkeeper Samson Kirya suspended for two games and team manager Jumba Muhammad handed a four-match ban for allegedly verbally threatening a referee.
FUFA has however, given any aggrieved party at least 48 hours to appeal the ruling.
Here is the full verdict:
Sc Villa Jogoo Manager Jumba Muhammad has been handed a 4 match touchline ban for threatening violence against the match referee. Mr. Jumba Mohammed will not be allowed to access the SC Villa Jogoo dressing room while serving the ban (FUFA Competitions Rules Art 30.8 (iii).
SC Villa Jogoo player Kirya Samson has been suspended for two matches for threatening violence against the referee and unsporting behavior as per Article 30.2 of the FUFA Competitions Rules.
SC Villa loses two points and two goals from those already accumulated for their fans hooliganism and violence. In addition, Sc Villa Jogoo has been fined 1,000,000 (One Million Shillings) –Article 30.14 of the FUFA Competitions Rules
The case of vandalism of the stadium and misconduct by individual Sc Villa fans mentioned in the Vipers SC’s petition has been referred to the FUFA Disciplinary Committee for further Investigations and action in accordance with Article 6.9 (b) of the FUFA Competitions Rules.