Fans Hooliganism: FUFA Suspends Express Games

The FUFA Executive Committee has resolved to suspending all matches involving Express FC with immediate effect!

This is after the referees unanimously decided to blacklist Express FC with immediate effect, following a sad event where Assistant Referee, Fahad Sekayiba was attacked, and brutally beaten by yet to be identified individuals believed to be Express fans following their 1-1 draw away to UPDF on Friday, October 27.

The culprits waylaid the car in which the referees were traveling and picked out Sekayiba, beating him to near death!

He was severely injured, and was bleeding through the nose, mouth and ears before being rushed to Mulago hospital where he’s still receiving treatment.

On Saturday, October 28, the Uganda Football Referees Association (UFRA) announced their decision to withdraw all match officials from officiating football matches involving Express fc until the culprits are brought to book.

Consequently, FUFA, on Sunday, October 29 also communicated their decision by the Executive Committee to suspend all matches involving Express FC with immediate effect until an amicable solution is found.

“Express FC shall be required to co-operate with investigations by FUFA and the authorities in order to identify the culprits in the shortest time possible,” the federation demanded, noting that it is in the best interest of football that such culprits are brought to book.

Express, sitting in 5th position of 16 teams on the UPL table with eleven points from five games will now have to wait a little longer to play their next match, unless the issue at hand is sorted earlier than later.

The Red Eagles were to host SC Villa next week in the famous traditional Kampala derby at the Muteesa II Memorial Stadium, Wankulukuku on Wednesday, 1st November.

As it stands, however, even the derby will have to wait, until further notice, unless otherwise.



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