FUFA Suspends Two Match Officials

The FUFA Referees Disciplinary Panel has suspended two match officials for failing to justify some decisions in the Uganda Premier League game between Gaddafi FC and Onduparaka FC played on 21st/ December 2021.

The two said referees are Kalibbala John Bosco and Mutonyi Jane who have been suspended from officiating football at all levels for 120 days effective 1st February 2022.

In a game held on 21st December last year, three penalties were awarded as Gaddafi drew 2-2 with Onduparaka at the the Gaddafi arena in Jinja.

Hassan Musana (penalty) and Jamaldine Buchochera scored for the hosts while Shaban Muhamad and Nathan Oloro (penalty) were on the score sheet for the Visitors.

One of the goals scored on the day saw Gaddafi’s defender Hassan Musana retake his spot kick, after the first one had intially been saved by Onduparaka’s goal keeper Mathias Muwanga.

About the decision, the Federation says that the referee failed to justify the order to retake the penalities.

“Both the Centre Referee failed to justify their respective decisions of ordering for the retake of the penalties yet they were both in perfect positions to clearly see that the goalkeeper did not blatantly move off the goal line before the ball was kicked by the penalty taker. The incorrect decisions of the two officials had an impact on the sporting results of the match”

Furthermore, the Federation says that th matter has been forwarded to the FUFA Investigation Chamber of the Ethics Committee to further investigate whether the incorrect decisions were intended to pre-determine the results of the match contrary to the FUFA Ethics Code.

The two suspended referees are expected to miss out in the opening matches of the second round that will get underway at the start of next month in February.


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