FUFA suspends, fines coach Kabonge

Masavu Football Club head coach, Allan Kabonge Kivewala has been suspended by Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) for one match and fined Ug.shs 500,000 over use of abusive language towards an assistant referee.

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According to a statement issued by the FUFA Competitions Director, Ali Mwebe, Kabonge was reported in the Synergy versus Masavu match referee’s report form for use of insulting words against the assistant referee on many occasions during the match.

Masavu won the game 1-0 at the Masaka Recreational Stadium courtesy of Ddumba Sadala’s free-kick.

Part of the statement reads;

Coach Allan Kabonge of Masavu F.C is suspended for the next one match of his club in the FUFA Competitions.

Allan Kabonge is an addition to one match touchline ban, been fined 500,000 Uganda Shillings payable before returning to the touchline.

Chance to appeal:

Kabonge has a right to appeal the ruling as indicated by the statement.

Any aggrieved party can appeal the current decision in other FUFA Judicial bodies as stipulated in the FUFA rules.

Kabonge defence:

When contacted for a comment, Kabonge has since distanced himself from the act.

I do not remember saying any words as alleged in the report. May be, I am being witch hunted. I have fought to work for my name and people are working to bring me down by falsely accusing me of wrong doing.

I will not accept that.

If he has a recording, that is the only way, he can convince the world that I abused him.

I am a law abiding citizen and a parent. I can not abuse nor use provocative language.

In case the ban stands, Alex Gitta, who is currently the technical director at the club is likely to step in with Andrew Mugagga maintaining the assistant coach’s role.

Masavu currently leads the Rwenzori Group of the FUFA Big League with 40 points fetched from 18 games.

Mbarara City is currently second on the log with 33 points from 17 games.

Nyamityobora is third with 32 points from 17 matches.