Three Express fans have been banned for two years and the club warned, the FUFA Disciplinary Panel (FDP) announced on Thursday.

The decisions follow incidents that occurred during and after the StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL) match between UPDF and Express on October 27, 2023 at Bombo Military Barracks Grounds.

A statement from FUFA confirming the development reads as follows.

“Decisions were taken into account with the application of the FUFA Ethics and Disciplinary code 13(1), 13(3), 14(16), 14(17) and 14(18): and before determining the sanctions, the FDP took into consideration the following factors;

“Express FC offered and fully cooperated in the investigations to identify the individuals that grievously injured the assistant referee Fahad Sekayuba, leaving him in a critical condition.”

The FDP thus sanctioned Mukenya Noah, Zimula Sulaiman and Nkata Abasi.

The trio “are hereby declared persona non grata for a period of two (2) years from all football competitions authorised and or organised by FUFA.

“They are prohibited from taking part in any football activities in any capacity whatsoever for a period of two years.”E

On Express, the statement added: “Express FC is directed to publish the above sanction; on all its digital media platforms and at their home stadium with clear pictures (minimum of 20cm by 20 cm) of the perpetrators identified.

“That is Mukenya Noah, Zimula Sulaiman and Nkata Abasi for the period of two (2) years and to ensure implementation of the decision of the panel within 48 hours from receipt of this decision.”

Express is expected to fully cooperate with any authority whenever called upon and to ensure full implementation of this decision as stipulated herein above failure of which, the FDP shall sanction the club.

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