Saints Petition UPL Over Shaban Card Accumulation

Shaban Muhammad scored the lone goal that gave Onduparaka the first away win. (Photo by: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

Onduparaka football club may hold on to celebrate their first away win in the league as Saints football club have petition the Uganda Premier League secretariat with concerns about Mohammad Shaban.

In a letter dated December 5th 2016, medications written by Club CEO. Isaac Jurugo, ed the Saints believe Mohammad Shaban should not have played the game between Saints and Onduparaka on Saturday at Bombo military grounds due to yellow card accumulation.

“Mohammad Shaban who plays for Onduparaka FC accumulated three yellow cards before he played for his team against us on 3rd December 2016, find ” reads the statement.

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“This is not allowed in the rules of the game,” wrote Jurugo.

According to Jurugo, Shaban was not supposed to play and hence the law should apply and Onduparaka should be docked points.

“The purpose of this letter is to formerly bring to your attention our complaint and request that the rules of the game be applied to Onduparaka,” The statement further reads.

“They should be docked 3 points and two goals in our favour. We are ready to back up our claims,” said Jurugo in a letter to UPL.

The Fufa competitions rules and regulations Article 19 sub section 5, clause 11 stipulates that a club that fields an ineligible player shall lose the match by forfeiture to the opposing team.

Shaban scored the lone goal as Onduparaka defeated Saints on Saturday in Bombo to earn their maiden away win.

However, in our own research, ChimpSport found out that Mohammad Shaban was booked in the game against URA on 15th October and he went ahead to miss the game against JMC Hippos in Arua because of suspension.

Shaban returned after the suspension against Lweza on 25th October a game that was played at Namboole on and he was booked in the 69th minute.

The next game Shaban played was the one all draw against Proline in Arua and he was not booked.

Shaban was booked in the following game against Vipers on 15th October in the 73rd minute.

The Uganda Premier League secretariat is yet to come out with a decision over the matter.


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