SC Villa Docked Points, Ordered to Host Games Away from Home

The FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel (CDP) has docked two points and two goals from Uganda Premier League side SC Villa due to hooliganism by their fans.

The decision stems from the ugly scenes that happened during a 2022/2023 Uganda Premier League match between SC Villa and Wakiso Giants FC last  Friday at SC Villa’s home ground Mutesa II Stadium in Wankulukuku which was marred with violence by the home fans.

After investigations carried out by the FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel, it confirmed in its ruling dated 17th November 2022 that the fans of the home team SC Villa, threw objects like stones and poured urine towards match officials contrary to the rules and regulations.

It was also confirmed that SC Villa fans also denied match officials access to the dressing rooms at halftime, as well as injured Wakiso Giants’ team doctor during the scuffle and sustained.

According to the FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel, the actions committed by the SC Villa fans are in violation of the FUFA Competitions Rules and bring the game of football into disrepute which informed the panel’s decisions which among others include “An immediate deduction of two (2) points and two (2) goals from those already accumulated by the club”,

“Five (5) StarTimes Uganda Premier League home matches for SC Villa played in a closed stadium in a neutral territory outside the jurisdiction of the Fufa Regional Football Associations of Kampala, Buganda, and Eastern and at a stadium already licensed for the 2022/3 StarTimes Uganda Premier League matches,” another ruling reads

Besides the docking of the two points and two goals, SC Villa has been given  30 days to avail to the CDP the individual culprits that orchestrated the hooliganism for onward transmission to the match integrity committee for necessary action.

Before suffering, the points deduction, Villa had accumulated 13 points from seven games. This was however a continuation of the long-standing pattern of stadium brawls amongst fans that have long defined the Uganda Premier League.

Few days ago another Uganda Premier League match between Busoga United and Express FC game was abandoned because of trouble by fans.

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