and James Bakama
Uganda Super League
Simba v Masaka
Fire Masters v Maroons
CAN the Uganda Super League Board discipline Express Football Club? The answer to this question will be known today when the board sits to review cases of indiscipline including one involving the Red Eagles.
The puzzle stems from the fact that the Red Eagles are headed by Kavuma Kabenge who also chairs the league board.
Express were given a week for a tournament in Vietnam but instead extended their Asian tour by two weeks without the boardâ€™s consent.
While league secretary Mujib Kasule vowed to stick to the rules, others within the board fear that Kabenge might use his position to influence proceedings in his clubâ€™s favour.
League champions Bunamwaya and Masaka also face disciplinary action. Bunamwaya, according to Kasule, have stubbornly refused to avail their playersâ€™ contracts to the board.
Bunamwaya SC secretary Haruna Kyobe insisted they would not avail the contracts unless they are provided rules of the competition.
â€œIf we are taking part in a professional league, we first have to have its regulations,â€ Kyobe argued yesterday.
The league has run since September without formal regulations but Kasule has blamed it on laxity of the participating clubs saying that they received the draft but never acknowledged it.
USL on the other hand is investigating violence that forced the Masaka versus Villa match to end prematurely.
Masaka fans stormed the pitch protesting a goal during their 2-0 defeat by Villa on Tuesday.
Masaka return to the pitch today when they visit Simba at Bombo.
Masaka is second last on the table of 14 teams. Fire Masters take on Maroons in the other game.
Kabenge, Express disciplinary issue a big test for super league board