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FUFA Fines AIGP Kasingye For Kitende Upheaval

Police FC Chairperson AIGP Asan Kasingye has been fined by the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) for misconduct.

Kasingye is deemed to have committed the offence after a Uganda Premier League game the St. Mary’s Stadium in Kitende between Vipers SC and Police FC.

The AIGP took to social media, after the game, and expressed his discontent in regards to the officiating as his side lost 3-2.

Kasingye also called out FUFA to ban him before labelling Vipers SC as cheats who bribe match officials during games.

In as statement released on Thursday, Feburary 04, the FUFA Ethics and Disciplinary Committee confirmed Kasingye’s fine.

“The FUFA Ethics and Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned Police FC Chairman Mr. Asan Kasingye for violating Article 39(2) of the FUFA Ethics Code which provides that; Persons bound by this Code are forbidden from making any public statements of a defamatory nature towards FUFA and /or towards any other person bound by this code in the context of FUFA events. Part of the statement reads.

“Mr. Asan Kasingye is sanctioned with; A minimum fine of UGX 2.5M ( Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Uganda Shillings Only) under Article 39 (3) and Article 40 (2) of the FUFA Ethics Code. The fine must be paid within thirty (30) days from receipt of the decision.”

Before the social media posts, Kasingye took to the pitch at Kitende, in the 41st minute and protested the decision by the referee, to send off Police goal keeper Derrick Ochan after he was ruled to have handled the ball outside his area.

Kasinye also gestured to his players to leave the pitch of play so as the game is abandoned, something they did not come to pass.

The AIGP has also warned not to take part in any specified unethical conduct against match or club officials or else he faces a six-month ban from all football related activities.

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