Bossa attacks referee, Vipers in controversial league victory

KAMPALA. The Fufa disciplinary committee will again be under scrutiny following the latest incident involving Express coach Wasswa Bossa. Having escaped punishment after an altercation with journalist Abu Zikusooka during a Uganda Premier League (UPL) game against SC Villa two months ago, Bossa was at it again URA on Friday in Lugazi.
Aggrieved by referee Aisha Ssemambo’s decision to award a penalty against his side towards the end of a largely uneventful first half, Bossa confronted striker Robert Sentongo, who had won the penalty for URA.
He later turned his attention to the referees as they approached the changing rooms before police intervened. In the ensuing scuffle, Bossa attempted to head-butt one of the policemen who in turn swung a right hook that narrowly missed his chin before he was shoved away.
The penalty though, had been missed by URA skipper Simeon Masaba before a late goal from substitute Frank Kalanda handed Express defeat. More controversy was witnessed at Kakindu with Police firing teargas as Bul fans attempted to rough up referee Francis Jjingo.

The fans accused the referee of allegedly allowing the match to go on beyond the official than four additional minutes in which their team conceded in a 2-1 loss to Vipers.
Deus Bukenya scored the winner for the unbeaten Vipers after Sadam Juma’s goal had been cancelled out by Milton Kaliisa. The win maintained Vipers’ four point lead at the top with Villa second on 30 after Steven Bengo‘s penalty downed Bright Stars in Mityana. Champions KCC stay third on 27 points despite a shock 1-0 loss to Lweza with URA now in fourth a point behind.

UPL RESULTS, FRIDAY
URA 1-0 Express
BUL 1-2 Vipers FC (pending league committee decision)
Soana 0-2 Police
Lweza 1-0 KCC
Entebbe 2-1 Rwenshama
Simba 0-0 KiraYoung
SCVU 0-0 Sadolin
Sc Villa 1-0 Bright Stars

essenono@ug.nationmedia.com

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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