The FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel have penalized the StarTimes Uganda Premier League newly promoted side Proline FC by deducting them six points and goals due to their failure to honor a league game against SC Villa.
The Kefa Kisala coached side had to host the Uganda Premier League record champions SC Villa on Saturday September 7th at StarTimes Stadium Lugogo but Proline decided to dishonor the fixture claiming that they had players who were on national duty.
According to the letter from FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel (CDP), Proline is found guilty of violating FUFA Competition rules, and therefore decided to deduct six points and goals from them and Sh5M as a fine.
In the process, SC Villa have been awarded three points taking them to seven points, joint with Wakiso Giants on top of the table.
“In consideration of the above findings, the FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel orders that;
- Proline FC loses the match against SC Villa by forfeiture.
- Proline FC be docked six points and six goals from those accumulated or to be accumulated in accordance with Article 24 (9) of the FUFA
- That the table standings be updated accordingly.
- For bringing the game into disrepute, Proline FC is fined UGX 5,000,000
(Five Million shillings only) to be paid by 18th September 2019.
There is a right of Appeal in accordance with the FUFA Regulations,” part of the statement from FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel reads.
It should be noted that Proline had two players on the international duty by the time of the fixture and these were Mustafa Mujuzi and Bright Anukani, they went ahead to write to FUFA confirming that they were not honoring the fixture but their objection was trashed.
This left them on the bottom of the table with -3 points, they had collected three points from their opening two games after registering a 1-0 win against Onduparaka, they had lost 3-0 to Mbarara City in their opener.