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Express FC captain Michael Birungi has been handed a four-match ban for his unsporting conduct towards the match officials in their 1-0 loss away to Tooro United in Buhinga.

Birungi is believed to have attacked referee Alex Muhabi after the match because he awarded a penalty to Tooro during the final moments of the game on 29th January 2019.

The FUFA competitions disciplinary panel released a statement on Friday morning through a press release.

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The statement reads;

“On February 5th 2019, the Competitions Disciplinary Panel of the Federation of Ugandan Football Association held a meeting at FUFA House in Mengo to decide the case below:

“Case No 0011/UPL/2019, Express FC Captain No. 11 Birungi Michael attacked the match officials at the center of the field of play immediately after the match, Tooro United vs Express FC on 29/01/2019 at Buhinga Stadium, Fort portal. Actions of Express FC Captain tantamount to a breach of FUFA competition rules.

“The Following decisions were taken by the Panel;

“Express FC Captain Birungi Michael is suspended for four (4) official FUFA competitions match for unsporting conduct towards the Match officials.

“He (Birungi) is further seriously warned against repeating the same on Match officials. If Reapeated, serious sanctions will be preferred against him.”

The suspension begins with immediate effect meaning he will miss the games against BUL FC, Nyamityobora FC and Maroons in the Uganda Premier League as well as the encounter against Police FC in the Uganda Cup round of 16.