Busoga United’s woes in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League (UPL) worsened after the FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel docked the club points and goals over actions of hooliganism during their recent match against Express FC.
The game between Busoga United and Express FC played on November 16 at Kakindu stadium was marred by crowd violence as home fans pelted objects onto the pitch, blocked match officials and visiting team from accessing dressing rooms. The game was abandoned when Express FC were leading 1-0.
In its ruling on Monday (November 21), the FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel, chaired by Deo Mutabazi, ordered a deduction of three points and three goals from Busoga United. And Busoga United lost the game by forfeiture.
The decision means Busoga United, who have just two wins in eight games, remain with three points and are now second from the bottom of the 16-team table standings.
Busoga United becomes the latest club to taste the wrath of FUFA’s strong stance against hooliganism in recent weeks. SC Villa and Onduparaka FC were also sanctioned for similar offences last week.