The FUFA Appeals Committee has dismissed Proline’s appeal in docking the club points and fining them for failure to honour their Uganda Premier League match fixture against SC Villa Jogoo.
Proline were been docked six points and six goals by the FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel after forfeiting their match day three fixture against SC Villa at StarTimes stadium but had appealed to the Fufa Appeals committee.
The committee said in a statement, “The FUFA Appeals Committee has ruled that; Proline FC’s appeal against the decision issued on 11/09/2019 by the FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel (CDP) is dismissed.
“The decision of Competitions Disciplinary Panel Ordering that Proline FC loses the match against SC Villa Jogoo by forfeiture, be docked 6 points & 6 goals from those accumulated or to be accumulated and a fine of UGX 5M be confirmed.”
Proline had earlier written to FUFA confirming that they were not honouring the fixture because two of their players in Mustafa Mujuzi and Bright Anukani were on National team duty and that according to FIFA rules on International break, all domestic leagues must take a break.
However the Fufa rules say the minimum is three players and other league games were played that day.
If the club consider Fufa’s ruling as unfair judgment, they will have to appeal to FIFA and then to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the world’s highest sports court.
Proline became the second club to be docked points this season after Police didn’t show up for their game against Onduparaka on match day one when they were out of the country for military games without notifying the Uganda Premier League committee.
They sit bottom of the 16-table log with zero points after five games played.