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Police coach Mubiru granted fresh hearing against disciplinary sanction, Villa summoned

Abdallah Mubiru has been granted a chance to appeal against his fine and suspended two-month ban from all football related activities to the FUFA Appeals Committee.

The Police FC coach was found to have contravened Article 31 of the FUFA Competitions Rules for his comments following a 1-0 loss to Onduparaka on November 20, 2021 in Arua.

It is also alleged he that broke Article 13 of the FUFA Disciplinary Code as he made abusive comments towards match officials during the game before he was sent off by the referee Deogratius Opio and his assistants during one of the heated exchanges between the two.

However, after filling an appeal on December 6, where he stated that he had not been granted a fair hearing, Mubiru has been granted a chance to appeal the fine.

A statement from FUFA gave the former Uganda Cranes coach until 5 PM on Tuesday to submit a fresh response to the Appeals Committee.

“The FUFA Appeals Committee has granted Police FC head coach Abdallah Mubiru to receive fresh summons to be heard by the FUFA Ethics and Disciplinary Committee,” the statement said.

“He is alleged to have breached Article 13 of the FUFA Disciplinary Code and Article 31 of the FUFA Competitions Rules during the Onduparaka FC vs Police FC StarTimes Uganda Premier League match on November 20, 2021 in Arua.”

“Mubiru had been sanctioned with a fine of UGX 2M and handed a suspended two months ban from all football activities.”

“Mubiru lodged an appeal on the December 6, 2021 basing on the grounds that he was not given a fair hearing, did not make the abusive statements towards the match officials and the decision was harsh and unfair.”

“Mubiru has until Tuesday December 21, 2021 by 5 PM to have submitted his fresh response to the FUFA secretariat,” the statement elaborated.

Mubiru has been denied access to the touchline for the last five league games for the Cops, and was in the stands as the Cops were victorious over Busoga United – for their first win of the season – on Saturday.

With the appeal hearing not expected until at least on Wednesday, Mubiru will still sit out his side’s away game to Tooro United on Tuesday.

In the same breath, the Competitions Disciplinary panel has asked SC Villa to submit their defence over their fans’ indiscipline during the heated derby against KCCA at Njeru on Saturday.

The game was for a short time stopped in the 76th minute as Jogoo fans pelted bottles towards the KCCA FC technical bench, before security intervened.

“FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel has asked SC Villa to submit a written response by Wednesday, December 22, December 2021 over alleged breach of Article 31 of the FUFA Competitions rules.”

“It is stated in the match report that during the SC Villa Vs KCCA FC match played on December 18, 2021 at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru in the 76th minute of the game, SC Villa fans threw broken beer bottles at the KCCA FC technical bench,” the statement said.

Villa face a points deduction if they fail to provide a convincing explanation to the situation, with a suspended points deduction after similar fans trouble against BUL in November likely to be lifted for the latest offence.

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