JMC Hippos Fined Over Fans’ Chaos

JMC Hippos held Vipers amidst chaotic fan conduct

The Uganda Premier League secretariat has cracked whip on Jinja Municipal Hippos due to their fans’ violent conduct during their one all draw against Vipers SC at Kakindu.

According to the referee’s match report, malady JMC Hippos fans pelted stones at the officials causing the game to stop momentarily for the situation to be contained.

“The referees match report and witness from person of authority for AUPL match #38 JMC Hippos vs Vipers that was played on Tuesday 20/09/2016 at Kakindu stadium-Jinja indicate that some of your fans exhibited high level of indiscipline during the match, medical ” Part of AUPL statement notes.

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AUPL notes that the fans action caused the match to stop for three minutes while the fourth official was stoned and the team manager Matovu Abdullah also threw a water bottle to the referee.

AUPL Verdict
“Pursuant to article 33 (2) b of the Fufa competitions rules, pharmacy JMC Hippos has been handed a fine of 300UAs (Shs 300,000) to be paid before their next AUPL match.”

The club has also been warned of drastic actions in case their fans persist with the canning behaviour. Team manager Matovu is also serving a two match ban.

Duncan Sseninde put Vipers ahead in the game while Dan Shabena levelled matters late in the game. JMC face Sadolin paints in their second derby match on Friday in Bugembe.


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