Uganda Premier League body has forwarded Proline FC case to FUFA Disciplinary panel, the league official has confirmed.
Proline FC refused to honour their matchday three fixture against SC Villa at StarTimes stadium Lugogo.
Proline FC had prior written to UPL notifying them that they will forfeit the fixture because they had two players – Bright Anukani and Mustafa Mujuzi – summoned on the national team.
“We have forwarded the case to FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel (CDP),” UPL CEO Benard Bainaman Bampiire revealed to this website. “We are not in line to handle the case and it’s FUFA CDP to do so. Our duty is not about laws.”
The Chairman of Proline FC Kato Hussein said that FIFA rules are very clear on International friendlies.
“We had two players summoned on the National team and the laws do not allow us to play,” he said.
Kato said that they are to appeal to the concerned bodies in case the points are awarded to SC Villa.
“We will make an appeal incase the points are awarded to Villa. We are ready to appeal to FIFA as well if necessary. But we believe FUFA will make the right decision. They are the custodians of these laws. We can only bow down if the show us another law besides the one we are basing on.”
It should be noted that under the same rules, UPL secretariat called off two StarTimes Uganda premier leagues fixtures KCCA FC and Vipers.