Match officials say that after Kirinya Jinja’s 1-0 defeat to Soana at Bugembe Stadium on November 4, Ayiekoh attacked them and accused them of being biased
Ayiekoh (in a suit) protests against a referee's decision during a league match between his side and Express FC at Muteesa 11 Stadium Wankulukuku on September 13. Photos by Mpalanyi Ssentongo
FUFA disciplinary committee has given a four match ban to Kirinya Jinja SS coach Charles Ayiekoh Lukula. The Jinja club has also been docked one point and goal.
Match officials in their report after Kirinya Jinja’s 1-0 defeat to Soana at Bugembe Stadium on November 4, say that Ayiekoh attacked them after the game, accusing them of being biased.
This incited some fans to throw stones at match officials as they accessed the dressing room. The officials were later rescued by the Police.
It is also reported that another Kirinya Jinja SS member of the technical team Hannington Kalyesubula verbally attacked the match officials.
“The panel has slapped a four match touchline ban on Kirinya Jinja SSS FC head coach Ayiekoh Charles Lukula for unsporting conduct towards match officials.
Ayeikoh Charles Lukula is not allowed to access the dressing rooms while serving the ban. Article 30.8(iii) of FUFA Competitions Rules,” read the communication from disciplinary panel.
It also added that,” Kirinya Jinja SSS FC loses one (1) point and one (1) goal from those already accumulated for Kalyesubula Hannington’s verbal attack on the match officials in line with article 30.15 of FUFA Competitions rules which states that:
“If the match official(s) report(s) indicate(s) that individuals or groups have verbally insulted a member of the match crew, the defaulting club from whom such an individual or group are judged by FUFA Disciplinary Committee to come from will lose one (1) point and one (1) Goal from those already accumulated for a league format competition”.
The decision from committee sees Kirinya dropping from the eighth position to the 10th in the Azam Uganda Premier League on 17 points.