Sports Club Villa executive have vowed the club won’t honor a replay of the abandoned Uganda Cup final at the Kyamate sports ground in Ntungamo last Saturday.
Latest development follows a letter from Local football governing body, FUFA to both Villa and KCC FC, confirming the date, time and venue to replay the Uganda Cup final.
‘’Anything concerning with replaying the entire game (90 minutes), Villa is out of it” Ben Misagga, the club president told a gathering in a heated meeting between club executive, media and fans held at Villa Park on Thursday.
The game in Ntungamo was abandoned just after 72 minutes of play due to pitch invasion by fans in protest of referee Robert Donney officiating thus a premature end to the game, with Villa leading 1-0 through a controversial Erisa Sekisambu’s penalty.
‘’Villa will play only the remaining minutes (18minutes) of the game and in Ntungamo” Misagga added.
Moments after the abandonment, FUFA president Moses Magogo convened an emergency executive meeting in which they agreed to have a 90 minutes replay of the game next Wednesday Namboole stadium.
‘’ Whereas the FUFA Statutes provide for independence of certain FUFA committees and bodies and whereas as the President I have always allowed the committees and bodies to execute their roles independently, I still take the responsibility as the institution head to promote and exercise fair play, and sporting justice’’. Magogo said.
FUFA that Statutes, Regulations, Decisions and Directives of FUFA, CAF and FIFA are an obligation and not an option to all parties.
According to FUFA, the game was abandoned due to a combination of the failure by security to bar the fans from interfering with play.