Villa deducted points, to play home games far away from Kampala

SC Villa have been deducted two immediate points and goals after they were sanctioned by the FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel on Thursday.

The panel of Deo Mutabazi, Robert Sserunjoji and George Kabwimukya also ruled that Villa would play their next five home league matches far away from Kampala.

The record 16-time national champions are being punished for fan hooliganism experienced at a StarTimes Uganda Premier League match between Villa and Wakiso Giants at Wankulukuku last week.

During the said match, home fans blocked match officials from accessing the dressing room at half time, including pelting stones, one of which injured a Wakiso Giants medic.

After investigations, the disciplinary panel found the following to be true.

That “the fans of the Home Team, SC Villa, threw objects inclusive of stones and poured urine towards match officials contrary to the rules and regulations.

“The fans of the Home Team, SC Villa, indeed denied match officials access
to the dressing rooms at half time.

“SC Villa is a repeat offender in regard to contravention of Article 31 of the FUFA Competition Rules and regulations.

“The team doctor of Wakiso Giants FC was injured during the scuffle and sustained injuries.”

All of the above findings implicate Villa, who were responsible for security on match day as a home team, as having “brought the game of football into disrepute.”

As a result, the panel sanctioned SC Villa for violation of the FUFA Competitions Rules and Regulations, decreeing the following.

That “an immediate deduction of two (2) points and two (2) goals from those already accumulated by the club,” be implemented.

“Five (5) StarTimes Uganda Premier League home matches for SC Villa played in a closed stadium.”

That stadium must be in a neutral territory outside the jurisdiction of the FUFA Regional Football Associations of Kampala, Buganda and Eastern and at a stadium already licensed for the 2022/3 StarTimes Uganda Premier League matches.

Villa were also handed a suspended deduction of two (2) points and two (2) goals for a period of 30 days within which the club must avail to the CDP the individual culprits.

The immediate sanction “shall be retracted automatically should the club avail the culprits within the above stipulated time frame.

“Failure for the club to avail the said individual culprits, two (2) points and two (2) goals shall automatically be deducted from those accumulated by the club.

As a result of this ruling, Villa – who admitted to all the charges but had their request not to be deducted points dismissed – drop from from third to fifth on the log.

The Jogoos now have 11 points from seven matches, and their goal difference fell from six to four.

Read the full ruling here Decision Sc Villa.

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