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FUFA Appeals Committee Uphold decision on SC Villa case



The FUFA Appeals Committee has upheld the sanctions of the FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel (CDP) with a Majority Members’ decision following Sc Villa’s appeal after they found guilty for breaching Article 31 of the FUFA Competitions Rules during their Uganda Premier League match with Wakiso Giants at Wankulukuku Stadium.

The 16 time Uganda Premier league champions were docked two points and told to host five league games outside Kampala, Buganda and Eastern regions due to fan hooliganism. They hosted their game against KCCA FC at the Akii Bua Memorial Stadium in Lira.

According to the Appeals committee, SC Villa is required to continue serving the sanctions fully as their appeal to overturn the decision by the CDP passed on 17th November 2022 was not successful.

The members of the committee with majority decision are; Nuru Mohammed (Vice Chairperson/Lawyer), Rajan Livingstone and Sabiiti Muwanga.

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The decisions that were made by FUFA Disciplinary committee are as follows;

•An immediate deduction of two (2) points and two (2) goals from those already accumulated by the club.

•Five (5) StarTimes Uganda Premier League home matches for SC Villa played in a closed stadium in a neutral territory outside the jurisdiction of
the FUFA Regional Football Associations of Kampala, Buganda and
Eastern and at a stadium already licensed for the 2022/3 StarTimes Uganda Premier League matches.

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•A suspended deduction of two (2) points and two (2) goals for a period of 30 days within which SC Villa is to avail to the CDP the individual culprits
and all relevant details that orchestrated the hooliganism for onward
transmission to the match integrity committee for necessary action.

•Sanction no.3 above shall be retracted automatically should the club avail the culprits within the above stipulated time frame.
Failure for the club to
avail the said individual culprits, two (2) points and two (2) goals shall
automatically be deducted from those accumulated by the club.

•The club is directed to keep its fans in order as stated in Article
31(10)(f)(iii) above to stop putting the game into disrepute.

•SC Villa is further directed to undertake the Training of a minimum of 30 Safety & Security Stewards by the FUFA Human resource Capacity Building office at their own expense and avail a report to the committee by
31st January 2023 .The report shall be verified by the committee.

•Should the club fail to heed to the sanction above, the CDP shall be
constrained to take stringent disciplinary measures against it.

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