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Maroons coach Bamweyana livid with FUFA process, club docked three points

Maroons FC have been found guilty of fielding an ineligible player in their game against SC Villa | Sanyuka TV image

Maroons Football Club head coach Douglas Bamweyana has come out to bash FUFA’s preference to investigate a matter he believes his club are not guilty of.

Maroons FC have been found in contempt of Article 19 section 19 of the FUFA Competitions Rules, as they have been found guilty of fielding an ineligible player.

But the decision and the entire process will not go down well with Maroons head coach Douglas Bamweyana, who has questioned the motive behind.

“We always keep our records as a club, and according to what we have on our books, Ssebwalunnyo was not suspended for the Vipers game,” Bamweyana told football-256.

“I have to question the motive behind this whole process, I don’t know, but it seems there is a hidden agenda,”

“I think the bigger talking point from the game, and one that deserved keen interest should be the level of refereeing. But they are going to ignore that.” Bamweyana added.

Hannington Ssebwalunnyo, the player in question started in goal for their match against SC Vipers at the Prisons Grounds in Luzira, albeit after accumulating three yellow cards before the match.

Vipers petitioned the Competitions department, with evidence that the player had received bookings in the games against Kyetume, Proline and Express.

“FUFA Disciplinary Panel finds Maroons FC guilty of fielding an ineligible player Ssebwalunnyo Hannington against Vipers SC,” Read a statement from FUFA.

“Maroons FC loses the match against Vipers SC by forfeiture in accordance with Art. 19 (19) of the FUFA Competitions Rules,” The statement continued.

However, the club argued otherwise, claiming that Ssebwalunnyo was booked in games against Kyetume, Express and Bright Stars. And he was subsequently not played in the game against Busoga United.

Vipers now cement their position at the top of the log, as they go five points ahead of second placed KCCA, who still have a game to play though. Maroons on the other hand end the first round in 10th, with 19 points.

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