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Alitho, Da Costa handed four match ban

Vipers Coach Miguel Da Costa and goalkeeper James Alitho have been handed a four match ban by the FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel for unsporting conduct.

Alongside club CEO, Peter Lwanga who was fined Shs. 1 million, the trio is punished for unsporting conduct exhibited as their club drew goalless with Bul at Kakindu on April 11, 2018.

However, the Venoms have been spared of losing the match by forfeiture despite not failing to produce players’ licenses on the day after they followed procedures and reported the case to Police.

Below is the VERDICT

The FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel (CDP) received a petition from the AUPL secretariat regarding the failure of Vipers SC failing to produce players license, player shirt No. 25 Alitho James of vipers SC abusing a match official, Vipers SC CEO Lwanga Peter and Vipers head coach Jorge Da Costa both confronting and attacking the match officials and sat on 19’n April 2018 to review the matter.

FINDINGS

Basing on both reports from the Centre referee and the match assessor; 1. Vipers SC failed to produce the licenses during the said match for inspection as per article 26J of FUFA Competitions rules 201211A.

  1. Player shirt No. 25 Alitho James of Vipers SC insulted and abused the 1’t assistant, Okello Lee.
  2. Vipers SC CEO, Peter Lwanga confronted, threatened and attacked the match referee
  3. Vipers SC Head Coach Jorge Da Costa confronted and attacked the Centre referee.

SANCTIONS

  1. According to the FUFA Competitions rules 2017t18, Article 26.4(i) Vipers SC reported the case of loss of licenses to police and presented the matter to the TOC for action within the required therefore Vipers SC in this case fulfilled this requirement and has no case and the results remain 00-00.
  2. Player shirt No. 25 Alitho James of Vipers SC is banned for four competition matches for unsporting conduct towards a match official as per article 30.8 (iii) of the FUFA Competitions rules 2017/2018.
  3. Mr Jorge Da Costa, the coach of Vipers SC is suspended for four competition matches for unsporting behavior towards a match official as per Article 30.S (iii) of the FUFA competition rules 2017/2018 for violating article 30.2 of FUFA Competitions rules 2017118.
  4. Mr Lwanga Peter the Vipers SC CEO is fined 1,000,000 (One Million shillings) for violating article 30.2 of FUFA Competitions rules 2017118. The CDP may revise the fine amount upwards if not paid by 26tn April 2018.

These decisions take immediate effect but any dissatisfied party has a right to appeal.

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