The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) Competitions Disciplinary Panel has ruled that Tooro United FC lost their home game against Onduparaka by forfeiture.
The game which was slated for Tuesday, January 7th 2019, was called off after Tooro failed to raise at least 7 players required to start the game.
The CDP has noted that it was reported in the referee’s match report that Tooro United FC failed to present player licenses at the time of inspection.
The panel has also indicated that Tooro United responded to the disciplinary proceedings.
According to article 26 of the FUFA Competitions rules, there shall always be an inspection of licenses by the captains of each club supervised by the referee and match assessor and all licenses must be presented by club officials.
With the above rule not honoured, the CDP has ruled that Tooro lose the game.
“Tooro United FC did not present player licenses for inspection ahead of the match against Onduparaka FC and as such, all the Tooro United FC players were ineligible to play the said match in accordance with Article 26(3) of the FUFA Competition rules. Reads part of the letter from the CDP.
Accordingly, Tooro United FC loses the match by forfeiture.
This comes barely 24 hours after Tooro United interim head coach Eric Ndifuna decided to part ways with the club sighting unfavourable working conditions.
Ndifuna is the fourth high-profile departure at the club following in the footsteps of head coach Wasswa Bbosa, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Moses Tusime and Public Relations Officer (PRO) Shaban Lubega.
Tooro United is currently 13th on the Uganda Premier League standings with 14 points from 16 games.
Their next fixture is away to Kyetume FC next Wednesday.