Express fans at Njeru. Courtesy photo
Express FC are set to be fined by FUFA’s Disciplinary Panel over fans violence in a League game against Busoga United on Tuesday.
It is reported that the Red Eagles fans turned violent after they were denied access to FUFA Technical centre in Njeru, and consequently broke the gate.
The fans invaded the stadium about 10 minutes into the game with their usual drums as the ‘Mukwana Gwa Bangi’ soared to a 4-0 win.
It is said that FUFA restricts fans entry at Njeru which is currently home for Sand Cranes and Women Elite League teams.
Busoga United were ordered not to allow fans in their recent home game against Wakiso Giants and their request to allow fans against Express fell on deaf ears.
However, there is no written communication from FUFA or Busoga United received by Express about fans restriction.
“We used our transport from Kampala to Njeru and were not warned earlier that the game will be behind closed doors,” an Express fan has told The-SportsNation.
“On reaching Njeru, some guys at the gate told us that we are not allowed in. Though we were willing to pay all charges to enter the game. That said, we did not break the gate like people are reporting. We just smartly unlocked their old padlock and found our way into the facility to support our team.”
FUFA has on various occassions strongly warned Express over their fans’ behaviour.
However, if found guilty, no points deduction is expected but monetary fines will be incurred.