Sports Club Villa Jogoo have been fined one million shillings by FUFA because their ball boys they deployed on match day kept on hiding the balls on the pitch.
The said acts of unsporting behaviour are alleged to have happened in the Uganda Premier League game between SC Villa and Mbarara City on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Namboole Stadium.
“SC Villa fined UGX 1M following unsporting behavior by the ball boys they deployed on match day with Mbarara City FC on 3rd April 2019 at Namboole. The ball boys kept hiding the balls when Villa was in the lead in the 2nd half.” Fufa said on social media.
The sixteen-time Ugandan champions have also been given one week to have paid the fine.
“Villa given 7 days to pay the fine.” Fufa added.
The match ended 2-1 in favour of SC Villa. Albert Mugisa and Ronald Magwali scored for the Jogoos while Jude Ssemugabi scored for the Ankole lions.
However, the match was overshadowed by two deadly mistakes from Mbarara City goalie Ali Kimera, who was later suspended immediately after the match due to allegations of match-fixing. Also affected was the club’s goalkeeping coach Yusuf Ssenyonjo.
The Jogoos are 12th on the 16-table log with 26 points, 5 above the relegation zone.
Their next game is away to Express FC in Wankulukuku on Thursday, 11 April.