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Proline FC docked six points, fined UGX 5m

Proline had so far collected three points from their first two games. (PHOTO/File)

KAMPALA – Uganda Premier League side Proline FC have been docked six points for failing to honour their fixture against SC Villa last Saturday.

The Lugogo based side have also been docked 6 points and fined UGX 5m by the  FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel (CDP).

This was confirmed on Thursday morning through a statement released by the CDP.

The CDP concluded that Proline did not turn up for the game and the current Uganda Cup holders failed to justify their absence.

The panel further suggests that Proline, through various media public communications and labelled the entire football management as ignorant of football regulations which in consequence put the game of football into disrepute.

Proline who are set to take on AS Kigali in the CAF Confederations Cup 2019 have been notified that they have a right to appeal and whether they will, remains to be seen.

It should be noted that last week before the game against SC Villa, Proline wrote to the football governing body (FUFA) notifying them that they (Proline) were intending not to honour the fixture.

The reason that Proline fronted was that two of their players (Mustafa Mujuzi and Bright Anukani) had been summoned to the national team and that FUFA should have postponed their next league fixture-against SC Villa.

Despite advice from the Federation, arguing Proline to honour the fixture, they refused, prompting action by the CDP.

After six points are docked off them, Proline who have so far played two games are left with -3, having had +3 (points) prior to the events.

Kefa Kisala’s side lost to Mbarara City FC on match-day one before beating Onduparaka FC 1-0 in their second game.

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