The team was fined Shillings 3 million after their fans broke the entrance at Bishop’s SS Ground in Mukono on March 30th, 2019 during their opening match with Buganda providence.
Lango Province teal leaders recently at the FUFA House
The Federation of Uganda Football Associations-FUFA
has slapped a 13 million Shillings fine on Lango province football team over
irregularities. The fine was sanctioned by the FUFA Disciplinary Panel.
The team was fined Shillings 3 million after
their fans broke the gate at Bishop’s SS Ground in Mukono on March
30th, 2019 during their opening match with Buganda providence.
Hussein Ahmed, the FUFA Communications Officer, says there was
overwhelming evidence detailing how the fans of Lango Province under the FUFA
Drum tournament broke the gate Bishop’s SS Ground to avoid paying entrance fees of Shillings 5000.
He says the team has been fined Shillings 10million for waving
off the entrance fee at Uganda Technical Play ground
during their encounter with Ankole province a fortnight ago.
According to Hussein, the decision by team to
scrap the entrance fee was illegal, since it doesn’t have the authority to do
Prior to announcing the fines, FUFA summoned Geoffrey Omara, the
chairperson of Lango Province to FUFA House in Kampala to explain their
The fine is to help FUFA to cover expensed incurred by the
visiting teams and other activities including ticket printing.
Lallah, the Lango Province General Secretary, says they have been informed
about the fine and will soon meet to decide their next course of action.
Daniel Moi, the Lango Province Spokesperson,
says the team is yet to decide whether or not to appeal against the fine.
The decision has triggered bitter reactions among soccer lovers in the region.
Boniface Otim, a resident of Adyel Division, said the fines
will discourage the fans of Lango Province team. He says the province should be
forgiven and warned against illegal behavior.
Lango Province is due to interface with Sebei Province team
on May 11th, 2019 at the Uganda Technical College Grounds in Lira town.