Alleged Kitara FC fans destroying a perimeter fence at Katusabe playground in Masindi District on February 23, 2020.
Hoima’s Kitara FC has been fined Shs1m after the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) Disciplinary Panel found the club’s fans guilty of hooliganism.
The panel said the fans misbehaved during the FUFA Big League match played between Kitara FC and Masindi based Dove FC at Katusabe playground in Masindi on February 23, 2020.
Kitara FC fans reportedly dismantled a perimeter fence near the technical area protesting against the centre referee’s mode of officiating the match.
According to the disciplinary panel, the unruly fans hurled plastic bottles and other objects towards the match officials and vandalised the fence.
Kitara has been ordered to pay the fine before Sunday, March 8, 2020 or else be slapped sanctions.
“Star Times FUFA Big League side, Kitara FC has been fined by the FUFA Disciplinary Panel after they were found guilty of hooliganism and vandalism in the game played at Katusabe Stadium against Dove FC that took place on 23rd February 2020,” the panel’s statement read in part.
The game ended 4-2 in favour of Kitara which is now on the top position of the Rwenzori group with 22 points.
Mr Joshua Atugonza, Kitara’s Chief Executive Officer told this website on Tuesday that the club will pay the money. He asked fans to always behave well whenever they go to support the club.