Saturday, September 7
*Proline FC – SC Villa
*Busoga United 3-1 Bright Stars
*Express FC 0-2 Onduparaka FC
*Police FC 0-0 Mbarara City
Proline FC were nowhere to be seen as the side failed to turn up for their matchday three against SC Villa at Lugogo.
The newly promoted side had earlier made communication that they were not going to honour the fixture.
The latest letter from the club dated September 7, 2019, the club noted that they were not going to play the game because two of their players were on the national team – Uganda Cranes – that is to face Kenya in a friendly on Sunday.
“The FIFA rules on International break are very clear, an international break is simply a weekend when (basically) all domestic leagues take a week off to let players go home and play for their national teams,” reads the document from Proline FC in part.
“FIFA insists that official and friendly matches take precedence over all domestic matches and Uganda Cranes vs Kenya game is taking place during the official FIFA international break. (Release of players for National Associations representative matches in accordance with the coordinated international match calendar).”
This was supposed to be Proline FC’s third game – They beat Onduparaka 1-0 on matchday two after losing 3-0 to Mbarara in their opener.
Dick Okello was supposed to be the centre match referee with assistants George Olemu and Lydia Nantabo. Asadu Ssemeere and Sheikh Sulaiman Matovu were fourth official and match assessor.
According to the FUFA Competition rules, a club failing to turn up for any league/competition match shall submit a written explanation to the TOC within forty eight hours (excluding Sundays and public holidays) from the date of the match.
The team shall lose the match by forfeiture and shall be docked six (6) points and six (6) goals from those already accumulated in event that the defaulting club is the home club.
SC Villa named XI
Said Keni, Yayo Lutimba, Ibrahim Kibumba, Derrick Ndahiro, Asuman Alishe, Moses Kiggundu, David Owori, Amir Kakomo, Emmanuel Kalyowa, Bashir Mutanda, Ambrose Kirya,