Masavu F.C fined, lose unplayed match against Police by forfeiture

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Masavu F.C stranded at the Fisheries Training Institute play ground, Bugonga

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) through the competitions department has passed a verdict for the Masavu versus Police game.

The opening day fixture was not honored at the Fisheries Training Institute play ground in Bugonga because the home team (Masavu) did not have all their players’ licences ready.

According to a statement released by Ali Mwebe, the head of competitions at FUFA, Masavu lost the match by (3 points and 3 goals) and will pay a fine of one million shillings.

The statement read in part;

Masavu F.C failed to produce licences of players which contravened Article 26, paragraph 26.1 of the FUFA Competitions rules.

The club thus loses the match by forfeiture and fined 1,000,000.

The game on Tuesday was not played after match commissioner Edrisa Kiwanuka called the Uganda Premier League CEO, Bernard Bainamani to inquire on the status quo following the scenario of the home team failing to produce players’ licences.

The decision means the Police F.C ascends aloft the table standings for the Uganda Premier league after 8 match day one games.

Masavu head coach Alex Gitta has since blamed the newly appointed CEO, Muzafaru Ssebagala for the mess.

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Muzafaru Ssebagala, the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Masavu Football Club

For starters, Masavu is under new management since being promoted from the FUFA Big league last season.

FUFA former treasurer, Anthony Kimuli bought 100 percent shares of the team from former owner Tonny Ssozi.