The Wakiso derby involving Vipers and Wakiso Giants at Kitende under floodlights on Tuesday will be the main attraction of match day six following Fufa’s suspension of Express vs Villa clash.
The two giants were due to face off on Wednesday at Mutesa II stadium, Wankulukuku on Wednesday but following events that followed Express’ match with UPDF at Bombo, the game has been called off.
— StarTimes Uganda Premier League (@UPL) October 29, 2023
Its alleged that Red Eagles fans attacked match day officials leaving assistant referee Fahad Sekayiba badly harmed although this happened hours after the game had ended in a 1-1 draw at Bombo.
“The FUFA Executive Committee has suspended all matches involving Express FC with immediate effect until an amicable solution on the safety and security of referees is found following ugly scenes of their Uganda Premier League match against UPDF,” FUFA said in a statement.
The FUFA Executive Committee has suspended all matches involving Express FC with immediate effect until an amicable solution on the safety and security of referees is found following ugly scenes of their Uganda Premier League match against UPDF on 27.10.2023 in Bombo.
— FUFA (@OfficialFUFA) October 29, 2023
“Uganda Football Referees Association (UFRA) has consequently decided that their members (Referees) shall not be available for matches involving Express FC.”
“Express FC shall be required to co-operate with investigations by FUFA and the authorities in order to identify the culprits alleged to have assaulted the referee after the game.”
“FUFA took the decision in the best interest of football and see that the culprits are brought to book,” the statement summed.
“This is therefore to communicate the decision by the Executive Committee of FUFA to suspend all matches involving Express FC with immediate effect until an amicable solution is found.”
Besides the Wakiso derby, other matches that will go on will see winless Arua Hill and KCCA fight for first season points, Mbarara City host winless Bright Stars, NEC are at home to Gaddafi while BUL hosts URA.
Table leaders Kitara will also be in action at home against Maroons while Busoga United host army side UPDF.
Tuesday31st October 2023.
- Arua Hill SCVs KCCA FC, Paridi Stadium-Adjumani (4:00pm) Live on FUFA TV.
- Vipers SC VsWakiso Giants FC, St Mary’s Stadium-Kitende (7:00pm) Live on Sanyuka Prime TV.
- Mbarara City FC VsSoltilo Bright Stars FC, Kakyeka Stadium-Mbarara (4:00pm).
- BULFC Vs URA FC, FUFA, Technical Centre -Njeru(4:00pm).
Wednesday 01st November 2023.
- Kitara FC VsMaroons FC, Masindi Stadium (4:00pm) Live on FUFA TV.
- Busoga United FC VsUPDFFC, FUFA Technical Centre-Njeru (4:00pm).
- NEC FC Vs GaddafiFC, MTN Omondi Stadium-Lugogo (4:00pm).
NOTE: Express FC Vs SC Villa, match has been SUSPENDED.