Violence continues to reign in the Uganda Premier League (UPL).
The latest incident happened yesterday as Sadolin fans forced the abandonment of their game against SC Villa with the latter leading 2-1 with about five minutes to the end.
“A few of them (fans) first protested Sekisambu’s (Erisa) goal,” Villa coach Sam Simbwa told the Daily Monitor on phone after the game. “Then with about five minutes left they pelted our bench with stones forcing us to run off the pitch,” added Simbwa, whose team had scored through Sekisambu and Karim Ndugwa.
Centre referee William Senkumba, also in charge of the aborted game between Vipers and SC Villa a year ago, consequently called off the match. This was the second incident involving Sadolin Paints fans at their Bugembe stadium.
In October, Police fired tear gas at rowdy fans, who attempted to attack referee Ronnie Kalema following their 1-1 draw with Kira Young.
The same month saw Villa awarded three points for similar reasons after Express fans forced the cancellation of their game in Mityana. Last Friday, another Jinja based-side side, Bul, had their game against Vipers abandoned in the closing stages after their fans protested Vipers’ second goal scored by Deus Bukenya. In other games, leaders Vipers concluded their first round games unbeaten following a goalless draw with Fred Kajoba’s Bright Stars in a week during which they were also awarded three points from the game against Bul.
The result moves Vipers to 35 points from 15 games with Villa and KCC five points behind on 30.
This followed a comfortable 3-0 victory for the champions KCC over Entebbe sealed by a well-taken header from substitute Brian Umony following Simon Namwanja’s left wing cross.
Herman Wasswa and William Wadri got the other goals for KCC who play Cosmos de Bafia in the preliminary round of the 2015 Caf Champions League following Monday’s draw.
YESTERDAY’S UPL RESULTS
Express 1–2 Soana
KCC 3–0 Entebbe
Kira Young 1–1 SC VU
BUL FC 1–1 URA
Rwenshama 1–3 Simba
Sadolin 1–2 SC Villa (Abandoned)
Police 1–2 Lweza
Vipers 0–0 Bright Stars
Kira Young vs. Entebbe – Namboole
SOURCE: Daily Monitor