FUFA on Friday 10th January made decisions on the two cases that have been pending from Uganda Cup round of 64 games.
The two games in question involved Arua Hill SC who had been eliminated by Elite FC and Kataka FC who petitioned Gorilla Highlands SC. In both cases, the point of concern was the use of ineligible players.
The decisions come on the day when the round of 32 draw was held.
Full time scores at Mashaka playgroundIt should be noted that Gorilla Highlands had eliminated Kataka with a 2-0 win while Elite ejected Arua Hill on penalties.
Kataka petitioned FUFA claiming Gorilla Highlands had used two ineligible players namely; Sotric Imurora and Patrick Nduwayeza.
“On analysis of the adduced evidence as well as information obtained by the CDP from the Competitions Department, it was established that the Players Imurora Sotric and Nduwayeza Patrick were ineligible to play in the match as they were not licensed to play for Gorilla Highland FC at the time of the match,” reads a ruling from FUFA Disciplinary panel.
“On the basis of the above, the CDP found Gorilla Highland FC guilty of using ineligible players in the Stanbic Uganda Cup game between Gorilla Highland FC and Kataka FC. As a consequence, Gorilla Highland FC loses the match by forfeiture and is eliminated from the Competition.
The ruling means Kataka will host KCCA at the Round of 32.
The outcome has however left many fans of Gorilla Highland SC bitter at the management for using ineligible players. Club CEO, Nsabiyunva Joseph says that the ruling is unfair because all players named in the petition are Gorilla H SC licensed players. he adds that he will not appeal the FUFA’s ruling because he has little trust in the FUFA systems of work.
In the other case, the petition lodged by Arua Hill has been dismissed.
Considerations of the Competitions Disciplinary Panel.
First, the CDP considered the relevant FUFA Rules and Regulations to guide it in resolving this matter. As provided under the FUFA Competition Rules, only licensed
players shall be eligible to play in FUFA Competitions (Article 19(5) (i) FCR).
Furthermore, the Regulations provide that a club that fields an ineligible player shall lose the match by forfeiture to the opposing team (Article 19(5) (ii) and Article 27(3)
After, consideration of the legal regime, the CDP turned its attention to whether the players Ogwang Edward and Opio Abraham featured in the match between Elite FC and Arua Hill SC were eligible to play.
On analysis of the adduced evidence as well as information obtained by the CDP from
the Competitions Department, it was established that the Players Ogwang Edward and Opio Abraham were eligible to play for Elite FC.
On the basis of the above, Arua Hill SC’s petition is dismissed and the result of the match
Decision of the Competitions Disciplinary Panel
The petition by Arua Hill SC is dismissed.
The final result of the Stanbic Uganda Cup match between Elite FC and Arua Hills SC is dismissed.
Elite FC will therefore visit Adjumani Town Council FC in the round of 32.
Full round of 32 Fixtures
BUL FC vs SC Villa
Pajule Lions FC vs Police FC
Junior Eagles FC vs Onduparaka FC
Express FC vs Lugazi FC
Bunyaruguru United FC vs UPDF FC
Kitara FC vs Uganda Pentecostal University FC
Kiyinda Boys FC vs Kigezi Homeboyz
Kataka FC vs KCCA FC
Blacks Power FC vs Wakiso Giants FC
Jinja North United vs Vipers SC
Ndejje University FC vs Blue Star FC
Kisugu United FC vs Paidha Black Angels FC
Mbale Heroes FC vs Soltilo Bright Stars FC
Adjumani Town Council vs Elite FC
Mbarara City FC vs Admin FC vs
Calvary FC vs JLOS FC
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