Saturday, September 6
Express FC Vs Onduparaka -3PM
Busoga Vs Bright Stars – 4PM
Police FC Vs Mbarara – 4PM
Proline FC Vs SC Villa – 4PM
Proline FC are set to dishonor their matchday three Uganda Premier League fixture against SC Villa.
The newly promoted UPL side have confirmed this with a written letter to football governing body in the country, FUFA.
Proline FC stresses that their fixture should not go on as planned because they have two players – Mustafa Mujuzi and Bright Anukani – on the national team that is set to play Kenya in a friendly on Sunday.
The development arises after SC Vipers and KCCA FC matchday three fixtures were postponed to a date yet to be communicated, and the Matia Lule’s side believes that FUFA has applied the law subjectively.
“This is to inform you officially that Proline FC will not be honouring the game vs SC Villa scheduled for Saturday as per the attached FUFA Regulations,” reads a letter from Proline FC.
“It is a gazetted international week and we have no powers over our players if summoned for national duty. Two of our players were summoned, one of them joined the national team trip at the last minute yesterday.
“We believe it’s unfair for us to play when other clubs that lost players to the national team were exempted and their fixtures were postponed.”
Proline FC noted that Bright Anukani was summoned on the team and confirmed to travel late last evening (September 5).
The Law quoted:
If a club has at least one player in the national team, the fixture involving such a club may be called off three days before and three days after the national team engagement if it is to be played in Uganda and may be called off three days before departure and three days after return from an engagement outside Uganda.
Proline FC, just like SC Villla, have three points from two games – They beat Onduparaka FC and had lost 3-0 to Mbarara in their opener. Villa lost to Kyetume before overcoming Mbarara.