After their aborted Uganda Cup round of 32 tie a week ago, record 10-time champions Express FC have been served with another blow; the rescheduled 1-minute replay at Kavumba Stadium has been suspended.
Wasswa Bbosa’s depleted Red Army were reeling to finish their Kampala Regional league opponents Hope Soana in just 60 seconds but the FUFA Competions Committee (FCC)has released an important communication regarding the replay.
The game ended prematurely in the 89th minute after crowd violence with the Wankulukuku side leading 1-0.
The match which was due to be played today at 2pm has been called off until further notice as per verdict of FCC in their meeting held on Monday March 17, 2014.
The verdict was based on both referees and match assessors report that indicated abandonment due to spectators of both teams invading the pitch and invoking Fufa Competitions Rules Art 23 1-3(g) which call for a match to be played to continuation in this regard.
On March 21, 2014, Express FC in their letter Ref:FC 2013/03/21 protested the decision of FCC in FUFA Disciplinary Committee, by close of business yesterday March 24, 2014, FCC had no communication from Disciplinary Committee, a higher body in regard to Competition Rules.
Given that Express are deep into a 2014-15 Uganda Premier League title planning phase if there will be after a disastrous FUFA Super league season languishing in 12th place a single point off relegation zone, progression in the Uganda Cup is more important to them than it is to a team whose Hope Soana team whose ambition now amount to little more than a salvation of pride.
The other rescheduled rescheduled Uganda Cup round of 32 match tie in Ndejje University hosting SC Victoria University will go on as planned.