Express vs Villa: Clubs Warned on Fan Violence, Red Eagles Fined

The Uganda Premier League secretariat has released a warning to Express FC and SC Villa to ensure their fans maintain sanity before, pharm during and after their highly anticipated derby on Tuesday or face the repercussions.

“Both Express FC and SC Villa are expected to ensure their fans conduct themselves in a proper manner before, during and after the match, ” the statement from the AUPL partly reads asserting that ,”the Secretariat will not hesitate to invoke the relevant provisions to sanction any club whose fans may indulge in any acts of hooliganism and violence.”

Home club duties.

Express being the hosts, are expected to ensure both sets of fans have been separated well and also ensure the TV broadcaster, Azam have a smooth entrance into the stadium and convenient working area.

This fixture ended prematurely in both rounds last season due to fan violence leading the authority to award SC Villa both games after faulting Express for causing chaos.

Express penalised.

In a related development, the red eagles have been fined Ugx 300,000 for fan misconduct during their tie against Vipers on Tuesday 5th May at Buikwe.

Evidence shows that the fans threw stones and other objects aiming at the second assistant referees thereby disrupting the match.

According to AUPL, the fine must be paid before Tuesday’s derby.


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