March 26, 2013

Bright Stars Appeal Players Ban

Bright Stars FC whose 5 First Team players were Banned by FUFA.
Bright Stars FC whose 5 First Team players were Banned by FUFA.

By Michael Mugote Bryson

Big league outfit, Bright Stars football club, appealed to FUFA Disciplinary Committee over the  “harsh” decision taken by FUFA Competitions Committee to suspend  5 of their first team players and 1 technical personnel following there clash with  rivals Soana Football club at Kavumba  recreation ground a fortnight ago.

The players in question are team captain Bernard Muwanga, Male Robert, RamathanYakoub, Geoffrey Kakembo and Wycliff Mwesigwa, who were all being punished for allegedly attacking  the game’s  referee over a questionable penalty  awarded to Soana.

“We would like to seek for clemency through your office and disciplinary committee on the suspension of our 5 players.  We are in a critical bend of the season where we would like to have all our best players available for selection’, a part of Bright stars appealing letter reads.

Bright Stars highlighted in the appeal that the incidents that led to the players’ reaction was a spontaneous one, arising from the heat of the moment due to what they termed as  “debatable” penalty awarded to Soana FC

“The referee mentions a deliberate handball, yet the match commissioner says it was a handball, besides, suspending five team starters in any team at this critical stage of the season is giving our opponents undue advantage” the letter continues to read.

Bright Stars is asking  for a lighter punishment as their management  is committed to enforcing discipline at all times.

However  hey will have to wait for a week to know the outcome of their petition.

The Kawempe based team  are top in the FUFA big league Rwenzori group with 34points and remaining with two games (one against Ndejje in Luwero and Wandegeya at home), needs only 4points to earn an automatic qualification to the FUFA super league next season.

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