The President of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA), Eng Moses Hassim Magogo, has issued a stern warning against the rising incidents of hooliganism within Ugandan football.
This reaction follows recent distressing incidents that occurred after a Uganda Premier League match between UPDF FC and Express FC, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Express FC supporters ambushed a car carrying referees on the Gulu highway in Matugga, where they physically attacked assistant referee Fahad Sekayiba. He was left severely injured and had to be rushed to Mulago hospital for immediate medical attention.
In a strongly worded message, FUFA President Magogo condemned acts of hooliganism occurring in or around football events. He emphasized that no reason justifies harming another person due to football-related decisions.
It is reported that the aggressive fans were dissatisfied with Sekayiba’s decisions during the match, which prevented Express from securing their second consecutive away win.
As a responsible part of the football community, Magogo expressed a clear stance against such violent acts, saying, “We will not tolerate such barbaric behavior. These individuals will face the full force of the law.”
He pledged FUFA’s commitment, with the support of the authorities, to identify and bring the culprits to justice. Magogo extended sympathies to the referees, specifically Mr. Sekayiba Fahad and Batte Dennis, who were affected by this unfortunate incident.
Express FC is scheduled to face Sports Club Villa in their next league match on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at the Mutesa II stadium in Wankulukuku.
FUFA President Moses Magogo Addresses Football Hooliganism
|FUFA President Moses Magogo
|Warns against football hooliganism
|Express FC supporters
|Assistant referee Fahad Sekayiba
|UPDF FC vs. Express FC match
|Ended in a 1-1 draw
FUFA President, Eng Moses Hassim Magogo, has strongly condemned the recent surge in hooliganism within Ugandan football, particularly following an incident that took place after a Uganda Premier League match between UPDF FC and Express FC. This match ended in a 1-1 draw and resulted in a violent attack on referees.
After the game, supporters of Express FC intercepted a car carrying referees on the Gulu highway in Matugga, where they physically assaulted assistant referee Fahad Sekayiba. He sustained severe injuries and had to be promptly transported to Mulago hospital for urgent medical attention.
In response, FUFA President Magogo expressed his outrage and condemned acts of hooliganism associated with football events. He emphasized that there is no justification for inflicting harm on individuals based on football-related decisions.
The violence is believed to have stemmed from the dissatisfaction of Express FC supporters with Sekayiba’s decisions during the match, which prevented the team from securing their second consecutive away win. Magogo firmly stated that such barbaric behavior would not be tolerated, and those responsible would face the full extent of the law.
He pledged FUFA’s commitment to work with the authorities to identify and bring the perpetrators of these violent acts to justice. In closing, Magogo extended his deepest sympathies to the referees affected by this unfortunate incident, specifically mentioning Mr. Sekayiba Fahad and Batte Dennis.
Looking ahead, Express FC is scheduled to compete against Sports Club Villa in their next league match, which is set to take place on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at the Mutesa II stadium in Wankulukuku.