By Brian Bariyo Tumuramye
Kampala: 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.
This came after Proline refused to play against the Jogoos when their players Mustafa Mujjuzi and Bright Anukani were called up by the national team for the friendly against Kenya on a FIFA gazetted international day citing unfairness since Anukani was a late inclusion into the Cranes squad.
The FUFA Appeals Committee there after upheld the decision by the FA’s Competitions Disciplinary Panel (CDP) in docking Proline points and fining the club for failure to honor their match against SC Villa.
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.
The club, sitting at the bottom of the 16-team table with no point is yet to respond on the matter but they earlier promised they will follow the matter to the highest decision makers if possible.