Big League side Kataka have been restored into the Stanbic Uganda Cup despite losing to Gorilla Highlanders 2-0 in the Round of 64.
Kataka petitioned FUFA after the match claiming that Gorilla used two ineligible players Imurora Sotric 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 Gorillah Highland FC at the time of the match,” reads a ruling from FUFA Disciplinary panel.
“On the basis of the above, the CDP found Gorillah Highland FC guilty of using ineligible players in the Stanbic Uganda Cup game between Gorillah Highland FC and Kataka FC.
“As a consequence, Gorillah Highland FC loses the match by forfeiture and is eliminated from the Competition.
“Kataka FC, the opponent in the match progresses to the next round of the Stanbic Uganda Cup.”
The developments mean that Kataka will host KCCA at the Round of 32.
Arua Hill’s petition against Elite FC has been dismissed
Arua Hill, in a match they lost via shootouts, alleged that Elite FC used Ogwang Edmond who was ineligible.
In their petition, Arua Hill claimed that Ogwang is registered by Tawai FC in the same Competition on 4th February, 2023.
They further alleged that this player is licensed to play for Tawai FC in the names of Ogwang Jimmy Santos on the FUFA Connect System.
Furthermore, Arua Hill SC alleged that another Player Opio Abraham who represented Elite FC in the above mentioned match also features for Blacks Power FC U17 team and is not licensed to play for Elite FC.
“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,” reads a ruling in part.
“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 is maintained.”
Stanbic Uganda Cup Round of 32 Draw
*BUL FC vs SC Villa
*Express FC vs Lugazi FC
*Pajule Lions vs Police
*Junior Eagles vs Onduparaka
*Bunyaruguru Utd vs UPDF
*Kitara FC vs Uganda Pentecostal University
*Kiyinda Boys vs Kigezi HomeBoyz
*BlacksPower vs Wakiso Giants
*Kataka vs KCCA FC
*Ndejje University vs Blue Star
*Kisugu Utd vs Paidha Black Angels
*Jinja North vs Vipers
*Adjumani TC vs Elite FC
*Mbale Heroes vs Soltilo Bright Stars
*Mbarara City Vs Admin
*Calvary Vs JLOS