Fans Steal Referees’ Property at Masaka Recreation Ground

The game between Sports Club Villa and Kampala Capital City Authority Football Club (KCCA FC) played at Masaka Recreation ground ended with ugly scenes and security had to intervene to calm the situation.

Match officials of the day had to be whisked away by Police and the army after a section of angry SC Villa fans had bade for their blood.

Centre referee Brian Miiro Nsubuga, page his two assistants Mark Ssonko and Hussein Bugembe plus fourth official Rajab Bakasambe returned home with just the officiating kit.

Villa fans who thought the officials were biased on the day reportedly broke into the referees dressing room and went with property including cash, illness clothes, phones among others.

The cause of the rage stems from moments within the game where Villa fans think they would have been awarded at least a penalty in the closing stages of the game.

KCCA FC defender Paul Musamali handled the ball in the box with seven minutes to play but the referees waved for play on.

A similar scenario happened with a minute to play this time round Timothy Awany the culprit but Brian Nsubuga called for continuation of the game an incident that results into the post match mild chaos.

However, Police was quick enough to send away the rowdy fans who had started pelting stones.


The thrilling top of the table clash ended in a 1-1 draw with Geoffrey Sseeunkuma scoring for KCCA FC while Emma Okwi levelled matters for SC Villa.

The result meant KCCA FC and SC Villa remain level on points (48) at the top of the table but the former have 3 games in hand.

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