UGANDA PREMIER LEAGUE: The Ethics and Disciplinary Committee of Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has fined Police FC Chairman Asan Kasingye Two million five hundred thousand shillings following his unruly sporting behaviour during their game against Vipers SC.
In a game at St Mary’s Kitende on February 19, Kasingye came from the stands and protested the red card which was given to Police FC goalkeeper Derrick Ochan’s for allegedly handling the ball outside the box.
As if that wasn”t enough, Kasingye would further castigate the match officials on social media and accusing Vipers of compromising referees with cash hand-outs to help them win games.
Despite the FUFA Referees Disciplinary Panel later rescinding the red card, Kasingye could not escape the punishment for violating the rules of the game.
FUFA said in a statement; “FUFA Ethics and Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned Uganda Police FC Chairman Asan Kasingye for violating Article 39 (2) of the FUFA Ethics Code.”
Article 39(2) of the FUFA Ethics Code provides that; Persons bound by this Code are forbidden from making any public statements of a defamatory nature towards FUFA and /or towards any other person bound by this code in the context of FUFA events.
“A minimum fine of UGX 2.5M (Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Uganda Shillings Only) under Article 39 (3) and Article 40 (2) of the FUFA Ethics Code.”
According to FUFA, the fine should be paid within 30 days from the date of the decision. “The fine must be paid within thirty (30) days from receipt of the decision,” the statement reads.
An automatic 6 month ban from all football related activities (Nationally & Internationally to be served in the event that Kasingye commits any other specified unethical conduct against match officials or club officials or in case he fails to furnish proof of payment of the fine.