League Champions KCCA FC head coach George Nsimbe is to face disciplinary action for disrupting a Uganda Cup quarter final tie between his club and Vipers FC on May 7.
Decolas Kiiza, the Competitions Committee secretary, told Red Pepper Online that Nsimbe and other KCCA FC officials will have to appear before the disciplinary Committee to defend themselves.
On May 7, during a Uganda Cup quarter final game between KCCA and Vipers FC at Buikwe playground, disputed a decision by the referee and interfered with play. In the fracas that ensued, the match was abandoned in the 84th minute with Vipers leading 1-0.
Kiiza said on Monday that the Competitions Committee had gone ahead to kick KCCA FC out of the Uganda Cup. He said since the quarter final match between KCCA FC and Vipers FC did not end, it was assessed that KCCA FC fans and officials caused the game to be abandoned.
According to Kiiza, the match was abandoned after KCCA skipper Richard Malinga said his team could not continue after the stoppage in the 84th minute, yet Vipers team was ready to continue.
Kiiza also explained that the centre referee and the match commissioner highlighted that during the half time interval, KCCA fans prevented the match officials from accessing the dressing rooms. He adds that when the ball went out of play in the 84th minute, KCCA team officials including Coach Nsimbe, Fred Lumu and David Tamale came off the bench and attacked first assistant referee Issa Masembe.
He explained that the KCCA fans also stoned the first assistant referee and went ahead to break down the perimeter fence behind the technical area of KCCA. Kiiza noted that a decision has been taken to kick KCCA out and let Vipers qualify for the semi finals with a 3-0 win as per the regulations of the Uganda Cup.
He said KCCA will now be asked to pay a fine, produce two of their fans who will be produced to the Disciplinary Committee together with some Club officials including the Coach.