The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) Ethics and Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned Police FC Chairman AIGP Asan Kasingye for violating rules under 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.”
AIGP Kasingye caused fracas on Twitter when he claimed that the Vipers SC management bribes match day officials to make decisions in their favour after a linesman in the Police FC Vs Vipers game at St. Mary’s Kitende Stadium awarded a red card that has since been outruled by the same Ethics Committee.
“Mr. Asan Kasingye is sanctioned with; 1. 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. The fine must be paid within thirty (30) days from receipt of the decision.” The Committee announced.
They further announced 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.
In the same manner, disciplinary proceedings were opened against Assistant referee Juma Osire for making a clear refereeing mistake during the Vipers SC Vs Police FC match played on 19th February, 2021 at St Mary’s Kitende Stadium.
FUFA concluded that he was poorly positioned at the time of the incident hence wrongly issuing a red card to Uganda Police FC player Ochan Derrick/shirt no.19.
The panel found that the referee made a wrong call that led to issuing the red card. In the present case, the FUFA Referees Disciplinary Panel sanctioned Juma Osire with one month ban from all football related activities.” FUFA announced.