SC Villa coach Sam Ssimbwa
Wednesday Oct 22, 2014. 19:04
Sports Club Villa have gone top of the log after the Uganda Premier League body on Tuesday awarded them three points after their aborted game against Express FC last week.
Coach Sam Ssimbwa’s side was leading arch-rivals Express FC 2-1 on October 17 before Express FC fans threw stones in the pitch and the match aborted. “This is to inform you that we considered the match officials’ reports and decided that Express FC loses the match by forfeiture (3-0). Therefore, SC Villa has been awarded 3 points and 3 goals,” said the communication.
Bainamani Bernard Bampaire, CEO of the Uganda Premier League told AfricanFootball.com that the decision was taken in accordance with Article 32(1) of FUFA Competitions Rules 2014/2015. He also said individuals who have been mentioned in the match reports in regard to the disciplinary matters have been forwarded to the FUFA Disciplinary Committee and we await their verdict.
SC Villa are now top of the log with 13 points ahead of Police FC who are a point below. On Tuesday SC Villa drew 0-0 away to Bidco FC in Jinja.
In the other games played on Tuesday, defending champions KCCA FC were held to a 2-2 draw by SC Vipers. Former TP Mazembe attacking midfielder Mike Mutyaba netted a brace, while Brain Majwega and Brian Umony scored for KCCA FC.
New comers Lweza FC needed a Farouk Musisi goal to silence Soana FC 1-0, while URA FC picked their first win in the leg when they humbled SC Victoria University 1-0 in Lugazi. Cranes striker Robert Ssentongo netted the goal.