Onduparaka FC have lodged a complaint to FUFA over unethical sporting behaviour and poor Officiating during their game away to Wakiso Giants last week.
The Caterpillars were defeated 2-0 at the Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium on April 17.
Ivan Bogere and Pius Kaggwa each netted in either half for Wakiso Giants in a game that Onduparaka claims, the result might have been pre-determined by the referee.
“Reference is drawn to our UPL Match-day 18 clash with Wakiso Giants at the Wakisha Recreation Grounds on Saturday 17th April, kick off 4.00pm, a game we believe was played and lost under dubious circumstances including the conduct of Centre referee Mr. Ali Sabilla that we presume together with other ‘senical circumstances’ pre-determined the final match result.” Read part of the petition to FUFA.
The Arua based side have penned down five incidents to back up their claims.
- Their players and technical team were denied access to the stadium upon arrival 90 minutes to kick off. They claim that they were informed that no one was allowed to access the stadium without wearing a face mask but at the same time, fans were entering the premises minus the masks. The move forced them to dress from outside the stadium which allegedly disorganised them.
- Wakiso Giants player George Kaddu was not booked for a foul on Allan Busobozi on 42 minutes but rather the card was shown to Frank Ssebufu who clearly didn’t commit any offence. Kaddu would later be booked in the 54th minutes and Onduparaka feel that the left-back should have been a sent off had he be rightly cautioned in the first incident.
- The hosts had a direct attempt on goal that hit the post only for the referee to award a corner instead of a goal kick that would have been used to Onduparaka’s advantage.
- Ali Sabilla is witnessed repeatedly pointing the ‘middle finger’ towards few fans who seemed to have challenged his poor officiating, as he and other officials walked their way to the tunnel after blowing the final whistle. Onduparaka says Sabila’s gesture to the fans was disrespectful, unprofessional and unethical of a high calibre referee and a jeopardy to the standards of the league.
- The fourth official Mr. Mashood Ssali was seen in a confrontation with the Onduparaka CEO following Sabilla’s gesture and the former is quoted saying, “There is nothing you can do to us after all we are the ones going to make the report to FUFA” and also went on to utter vulgar words towards the CEO, a move that the Caterpillars also found unprofessional.
Onduparaka is understood to have lodged a formal complaint on Sabilla towards his misconduct during two other previous games against SC Villa and Busoga United with the one against Wakiso Giants also included.
Another complaint is towards Ssali for his unprofessional conduct where he sided with Sabilla.
Onduparaka asks FUFA to open Disciplinary proceedings against the two match officials and they assure the FA that they have evidence to back up their petition.