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SC Villa suspends fan for attacking match officials

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David GOMBE

Uganda Premier league record champions Sports Club Villa have suspended Ali Kigongo of Villa Park branch from attending the two home games over hooliganism.

Kigongo has been suspended for insulting match officials during SC Villa’s 2-1 win over Maroons FC on 1st February Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku.

The development was confirmed in a letter from the club Disciplinary committee

“Following the disciplinary hearing held on February 7th 2024 regarding your conduct at the match between Sports Club Villa and Maroons on February 1st, the disciplinary committee has reached a verdict; you are suspended from attending the next two home matches which will be Vipers and Express Fc and you are required to re-attend a stewards training course.”

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“This serves as a warning that any act of hooliganism in the future will result in a lifetime ban from attending all Sports Club Villa home matches.” Read a letter from SC Villa disciplinary committee

John Bosco Ssebadduka Villa Park branch chairperson revealed stated that Kigongo’s punishment will act as an example to other fans and members of the club

“The ruling was fair and being a stadium steward, Kigongo is expected to be exemplary to the rest of the fans. We are summoning him for further caution as a branch on Wednesday next week and this helps us sensitize our fans.”

SC Villa will on Friday, 9th February face off with Kitara FC at Masindi Stadium.

They are currently fourth placed on the Uganda Premier league table with 29 points, eight adrift of leaders BUL FC.

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