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UPL: FUFA Bans Ssebwato, Fines Onduparaka Sh1M

Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) under its judicial body Competitions Disciplinary Committee (CDP) has imposed a ban and fine on Onduparaka goalkeeper and the club, respectively.

This is in regard to the refusal to change jersey by goalkeeper Nicholas Ssebwato and Onduparaka FC fans throwing bottles on the field of play during a league game against Vipers at Greenlight Stadium on February 26, 2019.

Fan seen holding a bottle inside Greenlight stadium Vs Vipers. Onduparaka photo

SportsNation can confirm that Ssebwato has been banned for Two (2) FUFA competitions matches and Onduparaka fined Sh1M for failing to control their fans.

Ssebwato is accused of refusing to change his jersey, promptinv the away team (Vipers) to change theirs, and as a result, the scheduled kickoff of the match was delayed for five minutes.

Action between Onduparaka and Vipers. Onduparaka

The CDP verdict, seen by this website and shared also to Onduparaka’s CEO, reads:

The CDP in reaching the decision took into account the seriousness and multiplicity of the offences committed.

With regard to the adequate sanction for refusal to change jersey by a goalkeeper contrary to Article 28(2) of the FUFA competition rules.
Further investigations revealed a previous occurrence of a similar incident and for that those reasons, Onduparaka FC goalkeeper Ssebwato is suspended for two (2) FUFA competition matches.

For Onduparaka FC’s failure to control its players, a fine of Sh1M (one million Uganda Shillings only) is imposed.

The calm before the storm

The game ended goalless, with Onduparaka who dominated proceedings failing to convert the best chances on the day.

Onduparaka, sixth on the log with 34 points after 23 games, will play host to SC Villa on March 27.

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