Kataka To Play Five Matches Behind Closed Doors

Kataka FC have been ordered to play five matches behind closed doors after a ruling from FUFA Disciplinary Committee.

The Mbale-based side have been found guilty of putting the game into disrepute during their FUFA Big League match against Kyetume in the 2021/22 season.

The said 5 home games will be played outside the Bugisu Province on a neutral stadium cleared by the Club Licensing Committee for use during FUFA Big League matches

Kataka has also been deducted two points and two goals from next season’s tally.

There were ugly scenes at full-time at Mbale Municipal Stadium after Kataka were beaten by Kyetume to miss out promotion to Uganda Premier League in April.

Police was then forced to fire tear gas to disperse a couple of fans that had stormed the pitch to attack the match officials after referee Mashood Ssali had blown the final whistle.

Detailed ruling from FUFA:

A deduction of two points and two goals that shall be effected from points accumulated upon commencement of the 2022/2023 FUFA Big League season.

Playing 5 home games behind closed doors outside the Bugisu Province and shall be implemented upon commencement of the 2022/2023 FUFA Big League season. The games will be played on a neutral stadium cleared by the Club Licensing Committee for use during FUFA Big League matches.

The FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel has suspended Noah Kizito of Kataka FC from all football activities for a period of six months as an appropriate corrective measure for his misconduct against an opponent Baker Buyala in the FUFA Big League match between his club and Kyetume FC on 28th April, 2022 at Mbale Municipal Stadium.

The sanction will be served at the commencement of the 2022/2023 season.

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