Video: Arua Hill Players Risk Ban For Referee Attack

Godfrey Lwesibawa screams after a challenge by Paul Musamali. (Photo by Francis Isano, Sanyuka Prime)

A couple of Arua Hill players may end up at the wrong end of FUFA Disciplinary Committee Panel ruling after ugly events in their league game against Gaddafi.

On Wednesday, Arua Hill players went overboard and violently confronted the match officials in a league game loss at Kakindu.

The incident arrived at the hour mark when referee allowed Gaddafi to take a quick free-kick before blowing his whistle.

The freekick which was also taken from a different place from where the foul was committed, freed Godfrey Lwesibawa on the right who then delivered a cross that was turned in by Alex Kitata for the game’s opening goal.

This didn’t sit well with the Visitor’s players who attacked referee Siraji Mpyangu who let the goal stand.

In a melee, a couple of players were seen restraining Arua Hill defender Bright Vuni from going physical with the referee.

And Arua Hill coach Livingston Mbabazi was seen running to the field of play to prevent the worst.

It remained a heated game, and Arua Hill later had defender Paul Musamali received his second yellow card after a clumsy challenge.

Musamali also spent some minutes on the field of play while protesting the decision to be sent off.

There was also a verbal exchange throughout the game between Mbabazi and Gaddafi coach Wasswa Bbosa throughout the encounter.

Gaddafi later sealed the victory through Brian Kalumba who slotted in an unguarded net after a mix-up between Arua Hill defender Vuni and his goalkeeper Richard Anyama.

At the final whistle, Arua Hill players also had a long and bitter exchange with the match officials as they expressed what they think was ‘poor officiating’.



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