By Swalley Kenyi
Pepsi Beach Soccer
Fisheries 2 Buwanika 7
Makerere 8 Zai Plaza 5
Mengo Int 3 Nkumba 5
MUBS v St. Lawrence - pp
Kabalagala 5 Braza Braza 8
Stomers 5 Zaba SM 4
Galacticos 7 Richmond 4
KIU 4 Kira Young 7
KAMPALA International University (KIU) player David Opinu could be banned for the rest of the season for physically attacking a referee during day four of the Pepsi National Beach Soccer League at Lido.
In a closely contested match, Opinu disputed referee Ali Mwebe’s call for a free-kick against him and although the game proceeded KIU lost 7-4.
After the last whistle, Opinu walked to the referee and sprayed him with sand. The referee responded by sending off the player.
On seeing the card flashed at him Opinu dashed for a touchline flag in an attempt to hit the official but before he swung it, other KIU players restrained him.
“Our disciplinary committee will sit before match day five to study the match official’s report and see whether the automatic one-match suspension for a send-off can be extended basing on regulations and disciplinary code,” the chairman Decolas Kiiza who is also competitions director at FUFA said.
Uganda Beach Soccer Association chairman Deo Mutabazi added his voice to that of the competitions committee saying that they will handle the incident without fear or favour.
“If we find out that the player misbehaved, we will not tolerate it. He will face the appropriate punishment for bad conduct. We hope it will be a deterrent,” Mutabazi said.
Braza Braza and Stomers BSC leaped to the first and second places on the Monsoon Group table with respective wins.
Braza Braza beat Kabalagala Rangers 8-5 while Stomers tamed Zaba SM 5-4.