FUFA Disciplinary Panel has found UPL club Maroons guilty of fielding an ineligible player – Hannington Ssebwalunyo – in a game against Vipers.
Consequently, Maroons have lost their game against Vipers by forfeiture, the panel has ruled.
This means that Vipers have been awarded two points while Maroons have lost a point.
Following a one all draw at Luzira, Vipers petitioned FUFA regarding the matter, claiming that Maroons goalkeeper Ssebwalunyo was ineligible to feature as he had already received three yellow cards prior to the game.
FUFA competition rules art 29(9) states that “A player who accumulates three bookings (yellows) in a league and mixed formal competition shall automatically become an ineligible player for the next one physically played match.”
The rules also add that “A club that fields an ineligible player shall lose the match by forfeiture to the opposing team.”
After Vipers petition, FUFA opened disciplinary proceedings and gave Maroons an ultimatum of 24 hours to submit a statement in regards to the matter.
The development leaves Maroons on 19 points while Vipers, who has been awarded the match 3-0, extends their lead atop with 36 points.