In a bid to ensure sanity and safety at several football matches, the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has issued tough measures for fans, officials and clubs.
Addressing the media at the press conference on Thursday, the FUFA Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Edgar Watson outlined the stringent measures to check the rampant violence and related incidents at football games; and henceforth the punishments that the culprits stand to face.
These were the resolutions passed by the 7th FUFA Executive committee meeting that convened at FUFA House on Wednesday, 15th April 2015.
The FUFA Executive committee noted with concern the fans behavior at various venues during matches that result into violence and abandonment of fixtures.
The FUFA executive noted with concern as well that little effort has been put in by clubs to curb this spiraling behavior that leads to hooliganism and violence.
We need peaceful environs before, during and after matches. We shall trace and bring all the suspects to book. We are working closing with security bodies.
The Federation CEO remarked.
Watson, who was flanked by two FUFA Vice Presidents Darius Mugoye and Denis Mbidde, FUFA Competitions committee secretary, Ali Mwebe and the Federation spokesperson, Ahmed Hussein communicated that FUFA has issued a circular in regard to the matter to all clubs and competition organizers that any club whose fans, officials or players are involved in acts that lead to violence, abandonment of matches and later found guilty shall face the following sanctions;
• Shall be docked three points and lose the match in play
• Any fans or stakeholders of a club (s) found guilty of involvement in acts of violence during the match period of before, during and after shall have their team docked two points.
• One point will be docked from a club whose stakeholders are reported or found to be guilty of using unacceptable behavior towards other stakeholders including opposing teams, match officials and organizers.
FUFA preaches fair play at all times in line with the stipulated CAF and FIFA rules and regulations that the beautiful game dwells along.
MAIN PHOTO:Denis Mbidde at today’s FUFA press conference stressing a point while answering questions from the media.