Any Ugandans – quite conversant with the operations of the local football governing body – Fufa knew from the time when Police FC chairman Asan Kasingye starting attacking managers of the game in the country that a retaliation would be hard to overcome. And it happened yesterday that the federation’s Ethics and Disciplinary Committee was told to either pay a fine or prepares to serve a six-month ban.
The decision announced today follows Kasingye’s alleged misconduct during a Uganda Premier League game between Police FC and Vipers SC at St. Mary’s Stadium – Kitende. Kasingye – was irritated after match officials led by John Osire sent off goalie Derrick Ochan. He stormed the pitch, before attacking referees, league organisers, Fufa and Vipers through his twitter handle. The day’s referee erroneously gave matching orders to goalkeeper – which card has since been revoted and the officials handed a month-long suspension.
At one point, the senior cop provoked organisers to award the trophy to Vipers – claiming the Kitende side cheating habits had exceeded the limits.
Fufa’s Ethics and Disciplinary Committee believes that Kasingye repeatedly violated Article 39 (2) of the Ethics Code.
Article 39(2) of the Fufa Ethics Code reads; “Persons bound by this code are forbidden from making any public statements of a defamatory nature towards Fufa and/or towards any other person bound by this code in the context of Fufa events.”
“An automatic 6-month ban from all football related activities (Nationally & Internationally) to be served in the event that Kasingye commits any other specified unethical conduct against match officials or club officials or in case he fails to furnish proof of payment of the fine,” read Fufa statement.
The Federation also added that Kasingye will also be fined 2.5 million – which money should be paid within 30 days.