CECAFA fines Express FC ahead of the games. The disciplinary Committee of the Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) has fined Express FC US$3,000 (Shs10,650,000) at the ongoing regional CECAFA Kagame Cup in Tanzania.
Express FC was fined because of the team’s unsporting behavior during their semi-final match against KMKM SC (Zanzibar) played on August 10th.
Express defeated KMKM 2-1 and will now face guest side Nyasa Big Bullets (Malawi) in the final on August 14th. The disciplinary Committee fined both Express and KMKM for refusing to fulfill the match countdown rule of warming up.
The Committee explained that after inspection the two teams refused to leave the dressing rooms to warm up, delayed the kick-off time, and also refused to take the advice of the CECAFA Competitions Director, Yusuf Mossi.
The Express FC head coach Wasswa Bbosa was also warned after he verbally disrupted the referees at the end of the first half, while the team’s kits manager Ayubu Balyejusa is suspended for the last match after he reportedly tried to attack the fourth official on his way to the dressing room.
Balyejusa has further been fined US$500 (Shs1,750,000) for acts of indiscipline and confrontation towards referees and security officials. KMKM SC players Ishalka Said Mwinyi and Adam Ibrahim who attacked referees after the game were each fined US$500 and banned for four matches in any CECAFA tournament.
The Committee that sat on Wednesday at the Tiffany Diamond Hotel was chaired by Justus Mugisha, also Vice President of the Federation of Uganda Football Federation (FUFA) and it took a drastic decision in the interest of football sport and is to be complied to in 24 hours.
The says that the stakeholders did not comply with the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA 2018/19) Competitions Rules https://www.fufa.co.ug/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-19-FUFA_Competitions_Rules_Final_EN_.pdf