Uganda Police FC chairman Asan Kasingye has been fined two million five hundred thousand shillings by FUFA following his unsporting behaviour during their game against Vipers SC.
During the game on February 19 at St. Mary’s stadium in Kitende, Kasingye came from the stands and protested on the touchline against goalkeeper Derrick Ochan’s red card which was shown to him for allegedly handling the ball outside the box.
Kasingye took further several rants about the incident on social media accusing Vipers of compromising referees with cash hand-outs to help them win games.
However, the FUFA Referees Disciplinary Panel later rescinded the red card in a game Vipers SC won the game 3-2 but the red card was the turning point. Prior to the moment, Police FC were leading 2-1.
FUFA said in a statement; “FUFA Ethics and Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned Uganda Police FC Chairman Asan Kasingye for violating Article 39 (2) of the FUFA Ethics Code.”
Article 39(2) of the FUFA Ethics Code provides that; Persons bound by this Code are forbidden from making any public statements of a defamatory nature towards FUFA and /or towards any other person bound by this code in the context of FUFA events.
“A minimum fine of UGX 2.5M (Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Uganda Shillings Only) under Article 39 (3) and Article 40 (2) of the FUFA Ethics Code.”
According to FUFA, the fine should be paid within 30 days from the date of the decision. “The fine must be paid within thirty (30) days from receipt of the decision,” the statement reads.
“An automatic 6 month ban from all football related activities (Nationally & Internationally to be served in the event that Kasingye commits any other specified unethical conduct against match officials or club officials or in case he fails to furnish proof of payment of the fine.”