MENGO – Express FC have been ordered to play their next home fixture behind closed doors.
The order means that Express FC who will be hosting URA FC in their next home fixture on February 25 will have to play the game without the presence of fans.
This was announced on Friday afternoon though a statement released by the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) Competitions Disciplinary Panel (CDP).
According to the CDP, play was halted for four minutes during Express’ penalty shootout loss to Maroons FC in the Uganda Cup round of 32 on February 12 at Kavumba Recreation Center as fans threw objects at the assistant referee.
The CDP also indicate that play only resumed after Police was deployed to protect the referee.
It was also stated in Maroons FC’s petition that after the match, Express FC fans broke the driving mirror of Maroons FC’s bus.
After all the allegations have been looked into, the CDP has also announced that Mr. Hakeem Ssemanda Mugiraneza a.k.a. Kawonawo has been banned from attending all football matches for 10 months.
The ban is understood to apply across the country in all divisions of Ugandan football.
Express have a poor history regarding fans’ hooliganism during football matches.
The Red Eagles are currently 10th with 27 points, 4 clear of the relegation zone.
Their immediate next fixture will be away to KCCA FC this Saturday before they face URA FC.