Fufa Competition Disciplinary Panel has dismissed a petition filed by Kansai Plascon that was seeking to stop Kyetume from gaining promotion to the Uganda Premier League and the slot be handed to them.
Kyetume thumped the painters 4-1 in the Fufa Big League playoffs held a fortnight ago at Lugogo.
However, Plascon sorted option B which was to gain the slot by faulting Kyetume for allegedly fielding two ineligible players – Emmanuel Kalyowa and Vincent Owundo.
Plascon claimed that the duo were registered in the Kenya Premier League but failed to provide proof.
“Kansai Plascon petitioned alleging that during the FUFA Big League play-off match between Kyetume FC and Kansai Plascon on May 18th 2019, Kyetume FC fielded two players, Kalyowa Emmanuel and Owundo Vincent whom they believe are registered with one of the clubs in the Kenya Premier League,” the CDP revealed part of the content in the petition.
“Kansai Plascon did not attach proof of their allegations. Kyetume submitted the response,” part of the ruling reads.
The Panel based their ruling on Article 19 of the Fufa Competitions rules that states: Players shall only be considered as FUFA Licensed for a season upon being validated be Competitions department on the FUFA e-license plus electronic registration system where their licence and registration forms being signed and stamped by either the chairman or secretary of the FCC for that season.
“Accordingly, CDP finds that players, Kalyowa Emmanuel and Owundo Vincent, were duly licensed under the FUFA rules and subsequently dismisses Kansai Plascon’s petition,” the Panel ruled.
Kyetume joins Wakiso Giants and Big League Champions Proline in the promotion lane to next season’s league.
Nyamityobora, Ndejje University and Paidha Black Angels replace them in the second-tier after facing relegation in their debut season.