Police have been awarded three points and as many goals for the match against Masavu that wasn’t played.
The two teams were scheduled to face off at Fisheries Ground, Bugonga on Tuesday as the Azam Uganda Premier League returned but the home team failed to produce player licenses.
In a letter to the Masavu CEO and copied to among others the Uganda Premier League, Police and all stakeholders, the FUFA Competitions Committee (FCC) has invoked article 26, paragraph 26.4 (iii) of the FCC Rules.
The article states that incase of no licenses before kickoff and ‘If the team defaulting Article 26.4 is the home team, the match shall not be played that team shall lose the match by forfeiture on top of a fine of 1000 UAs’.
Meanwhile, the new league entrants also risk expulsion from the league if by closure of Thursday; the team hasn’t registered their players, further action may be taken.
“Despite the fact that primary registration window of players for season 2017/18 shall close on 21st September 2017, your club has been given latest Thursday September 14, 2017 17:00hrs to register players for your upcoming matches in the 1st Division/Azam Uganda Premier League…..” read part of the statement.
We shall not hesitate to submit the matter to FUFA Competent Bodies for further action should you fail to adhere to above timeline.
We hope that you will appreciate the sporting spirit of the current matter as pronounced in accordance.
The decision means Police goes on top of the log after match day one courtesy of a better goal difference.