The FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel has fined Tooro United UGX 500,000 for using players with Unbranded Jerseys in two Uganda Premier league games.
These new developments were made official on Thursday through a letter documented and signed by Chairman Competitions Disciplinary Panel Deo Mutabazi.
During Tooro United Vs Onduparaka and Express Vs Tooro United matches respectively, Tooro United used jerseys without branded player names.
The Federation says that this appears to be in contravention of the UPL rules and thus brings the game of football into disrepute.
The committee relied on video clips, reports and images showing that Tooro United for investigations and thus had to take action against the club.
“A cash fine UGX 500,000(Uganda Shillings Five Hundred Thousand) to be paid into the UPL ACCOUNT ACCOUNT NO.9030000096724 STANBIC BANK WILLIAM STREET BRANCH and bring proof of payment of the same to the commiittee and to the UPL adminstration.The above fine is to be paid within 15 days from reciept of this decision that is by 10th March 2022,” reads part of the Statement from the Disciplinary Panel.
“Furthermore, Should Tooro United FC fail to pay the above fine of UGX 500,000(Uganda Shillings Five Hundred Thousand) within the stipulated time, the management of UPL is hereby authorised to automatically deduct a sum of UGX 1,000,000(Uganda Shillings One Million) from the club’s sponsorship funds.”
It is a big blow to Tooro United, who have had financial woes since the start of the season with some players and staff even going months without pay.
Currently they are sitted rock bottom on the log after 18 games with only 9 points so far.
They will be back in action on Tuesday 1st March as they face Police FC at the Mtn Omondi Stadium in Lugogo.