Poor officiation has for long been the main reason causing huge controversies in Ugandan football and in many occasions the match official go unpunished.
Again this season we have had several incidences with the most popular one being in a game between Vipers SC and Maroons that was played at Luzira Prison Ground earlier this season. The public was questioning whether Moses Waiswa’s free-kick got to the back of the net, however, no clear evidence in support or distributing has ever been produced.
Now to the front page, the Referees Disciplinary Panel and the FUFA Referees Standing Committee has banned three officials of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League match played on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at Muteesa II Stadium – Wankulukuku for awarding Vipers SC a late equalizing goal against Express FC.
“The 2nd Assistant Referee Mr Kakembo Samuel is banned from performing refereeing services of all FUFA organised and sanctioned Competitions for a period of 5 years. The Centre Referee Mr Kirangwa Ronald is banned from performing refereeing services of all FUFA organised and sanctioned competitions for a period of 3 years.”
The 1st Assistant Referee Ms Nantabo Lydia Wanyama is banned from performing refereeing services of all FUFA organised and sanctioned competitions for a period of 60 days,” reads part of the statement.
The three-match officials (Centre Referee, 1st Assistant and 2nd Assistant) have been forwarded to FUFA Committee for Match Integrity for further investigation and decision.