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CAS starts proceedings into Proline, FUFA appeal

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The Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) has asked the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) to submit their defence against the appeal submitted by Proline Football Club.

On 21st October, 2019, Proline sought the redress of sport’ top most court of appeal over what the club described as poor interpretation of the FIFA rules and regulations governing the international break.

Through their lawyers Med Kaggwa & Co. Advocates, Proline appealed against FUFA’s Appeals Committee affirmation of the Competitions Disciplinary Panel ruling to deduct the club six points and six goals from those accumulated or to be accumulated, plus pay a fine of UGX 5,000,000.

Following the fulfillment of the requirements for the CAS to proceed, which include payment of Swiss Francs 1,000, and the nomination of an arbitrator, the court has since written to FUFA requesting for their appeal.

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According to a letter dated 28th October, FUFA have been given twenty days to submit their defence and these shall include; a statement of defence, any defence of lack of jurisdiction, any exhibits of specification of other evidence upon which the respondent (FUFA) intend to rely among others.

Arbitration panel

The case has been registered under CAS 2019/A/6529 Proline Football Club vs Federation of Uganda Football Associations, and has been assigned to the Appeals Arbitration Division of the CAS.

Proline FC nominated Edward Canty, a solicitor from Manchester, United Kingdom as an arbitrator. FUFA are yet to nominate their arbitrator, but are expected to name them within 10 days of receipt of the letter.

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