Former league champions URA will be fined 100,000 Ug Shillings for their four yellow cards earned in a 1-0 loss to Kirinya Jinja SS on Saturday.
Fred Okot, Richard Kasagga, Siraje Sentamu and Abdulrahman Ajab were all booked by the day’s referee at Kyabazinga stadium, Bugembe.
In a statement signed by the Uganda Premier League CEO, Bernard Bainamani, the four bookings meant URA broke Article 29(6) of FUFA Competitions Rules provides that, “if a club/team accumulates four (4) or more cautions and /or send offs served within a single match, it shall pay a fine of 100 UAs to the TOC.
URA who face Prisons’ side Maroons on Tuesday risk missing the quartet if they don’t pay the fine before kickoff.
“In event that the fine is not paid, such players shall be ineligible to play in subsequent matches irrespective of the number of cautions so far earned.
“The Secretariat has invoked the above Article and fined URA FC 100 UAs (Shs100.000) which should be paid to UPL Secretariat before the said players are fielded for your next fixture.
The 2017/18 campaign has begun in high gear in regards to punishments with Bright Stars’ coach Fred Kajoba banned for four matches on day one and new entrants Masavu fined 1 million Ug. Shillings for failure to play against Police due to lack of licenses on day one.