Vipers SC have moved from 34 to 36 points at the top of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL) table after winning a petition against Maroons.
The Competetion’s Disciplinaty Panel received a petition from Vipers SC alleging that, during SUPL M#102 Maroons FC Vs Vipers SC played on Friday 22nd November 2019 at Luzira Prisons Grounds, Maroons FC fielded an ineligible player in the names of Sebwalunyo Hannington.
That match ended 1-1. The allegation was premised on the fact that the aforementioned player had accumulated three cautions/ yellow cards making him ineligible to play against Vipers SC on the abovementioned matchday.
Maroons FC submitted their response to the disciplinary proceedings.
Article 29(9) of the Fufa Competitions rules establishes that. “A player who accumulates three (3) bookings (cautions) in a league and mixed-format competition shall automatically become an ineligible player for the next one physically played match”.
The CDP therefore found that according to Referees’ Match Reports, Player Sebwalunnyo Hannington, shirt 12, of Maroons FC accumulated yellow cards/cautions in the matches against Kyetume, Express and Proline.
That therefore made him ineligible to play the next match, which was against Vipers.
Accordingly, CDP ordered that Maroons FC loses the match against Vipers SC by forfeiture in accordance with Art. 19 (19) of the Fufa Competitions Rules.
Vipers now lead KCCA, who mauled SC Villa 4-1 on Friday, by seven points.