The highly anticipated Kyambogo vs Makerere University Football League game didn’t take place as students from both sides turned violent.
In a game that police was lowly deployed, students demanded reinforcement to no avail. Match officials were thus escorted off the Kyambogo football pitch.
The impatient students from both sides invaded the grounds were a scuffle erupted. Students in possession of Stones and sticks hurled them against each other. Two students were injured in the process and were rushed to Kyambogo medical centre for treatment.
Police fired in the air to bring order but instead worsened the situation as running battles began. Police reinforcement arrived with teargas and more personnel. Students from both camps blamed each other for the violence.
The Makerere football team, still stranded in the pitch with some fans got police escort outside the University only to land into the ambush of the now violent Kyambogo students. They hurled stones at the players but where interjected by police teargas and bullets.
During the last edition, the game at the same University was abandoned after the visitors invaded the pitch at half time.
It’s up to the court of arbitration to decide on what action will be taken.