06 Dec, 15:30
Kirinya Jinja SSS FC have been docked one point after the FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel found their goalkeepers' coach, Hannington Kalyesubula, guilty of assaulting the match officials.
Kalyesubula was found guilty of verbally attacking the center referees in their 1-0 loss to Soana at Bugembe on Saturday 4th November.
Allan Kayiwa scored for the visitors. The head coach Charles Ayiekoh has also been handed a four-match touchline ban with immediate effect.
"The reports indicate that after the final whistle, Kirinya Jinja SSS FC Head Coach Charles Ayiekoh Lukula attacked match officials accusing them of alleged biased Officiation," a statement from the Uganda Premier League CEO Bernard Bainamani reads.
"This resulted into fans hurling stones at the match officials as they were entering the dressing room but were rescued by the Police."
The referees report pinned the goalkeeping trainer for verbally attacking the referees.
The referees who officiated the match are Rashid Kimera (Centre), Sadique Waswa and Lawrence Mukasa.
The panel slapped a four match touchline ban on Kirinya Jinja SSS FC head coach Ayiekoh Charles Lukula for unsporting conduct towards match officials. Mr. Ayeikoh Charles Lukula is not allowed to access the dressing rooms while serving the ban. Article 30.8(iii) of FUFA Competitions Rules.
Kirinya Jinja SSS FC loses one (1) point and one (1) goal from those already accumulated for Kalyesubula Hannington’s verbal attack on the match officials in line with article 30.15 of FUFA Competitions rules which states that, “If the match official(s) report(s) indicate(s) that individuals or groups have verbally insulted a member of the match crew, the defaulting club from whom such an individual or group are judged by FUFA Disciplinary Committee to come from will lose one (1) point and one (1) Goal from those already accumulated for a league format competition
The decision means that Kirinya drop two places to 10th with seventeen points after thirteen games.
Ayiekoh will miss the last two round one games against KCCA on Tuesday 19th and SC Villa on Friday 22nd; and two in the next round.