After the much condemned violence during Vipers – SC Villa match, the FUFA Disciplinary Committee whipped the cane on to Uganda’s record league winners.
The committee that is headed by Deo Mutabazi docked the club two points as well as imposed a Shs1M fine as punishment for the fans’ acts of violence.
Since the day of the violence, various stake holders of the game have come out to condemn the shameful act where fans seated in the visiting section broke down the internal stadium fencing separating the VVIP wing from the general fans.
FUFA president Moses Magogo, Vipers director Lawrence Mulindwa, sports journalists under their umbrella body of the Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA), Fred Kateregga the Personal Assistant to State Sports Minister Charles Bakabulindi and many others all castigated the violence vehemently.
Sports Club Villa top officials led by president Ben Immanuel Misagga Muguluma, too, blamed the act.
Although SC Villa categorically hinted at not appealing over the docked points in the aftermath of FUFA Disciplinary Committee ruling, the club believes the decision taken to dock their points was rather harsh.
Peter Ssenkungu, SC Villa’s vice president cried out;
We could not appeal because we did not expect a fair judgement.
If we had already lost the match, then why does the disciplinary committee again scrap us of two more points.
To us, this is very unfair
Ssenkungu’s sentiments were also shared by Misagga.
Misagga, in his third year as SC Villa president ahead of 2018’s elective assembly echoed out;
We condemn the violence and as a club and we can not at any one time support hooliganism.
However, we smear an invisible hand in which fans were at the section.
The decision to scrap our two points was also not fair but we shall not appeal.
Jogoo fans hold brain storming meeting
Recently, the club officials held a brain storming meeting with their fans at Villa Park in Nsambya.
The fans from the different corners of the country freely shared developmental ideas as they suggested workable short term and long term solutions towards restoring parity at the club.
Kavuma Kasirye, one of the fans who shared his views for the club encouraged the setting up of a fans’ office in Kampala, called for the revival of the once famous golden table (fans’ meeting point), purchase of fans’ band and land for the club to construct training and match grounds.
A one Mukwasi encouraged unity among the club administrators and fans.
Ndawula, a self confessed farmer based in Mityana condemned the negative publicity towards the club, revival of the club’s official social media platforms to ease communication.
Ssenkungu encouraged the fans to purchase valid registration cards, as a means of owning identity and esteem as vivid SC Villa fans.
“Dear fans, I encourage you to buy genuine cards. This is one way the club will generate internal revenue. These cards also authenticate your official position as a registered fan of Sports Club Villa Jogoo. We can also use these cards to iron out the Masqueraders as our fans,” Ssenkungu urged.
SC Villa’s next matches in the pipeline:
SC Villa host Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) on Saturday at the Masaka Recreational Stadium.
On Wednesday, 18th October 2017, the Jogoos will visit Maroons at the Prisons Stadium in Luzira before winding up the month with a home showdown with KCCA on Saturday, 28th October 2017 in Masaka.
The Jogoos are seated 11th on the 16 team log with 5 points, same as BUL, Mbarara City, URA and Maroons.