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Premier League secretariat annul Police FC’s Ochan red card against Vipers SC

The choice has been taken after fierce criticism from the Cops chairman Asan Kasingye who claimed the Venoms have all the time compromised referees

Ugandan Premier League aspect Police FC have succeeded in overturning the red card that was proven to goalkeeper Derrick Ochan throughout the 3-2 defeat to Vipers SC on February 19.

Police appealed the red card after the goalkeeper was despatched off as he was adjudged to have dealt with the ball outdoors his space. The Cops had made it clear they might search an enchantment against the choice and the Premier League secretariat have lastly annulled the red card choice.

“The UPL Secretariat is in receipt of a decision from the Fufa referees disciplinary panel which reviewed the red card shown to Police FC player Derrick Ochan during Match 57 played on Friday, February 19, 2021, at the St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende,” a press release by the secretariat and seen by Goal, learn partly.

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“The panel annulled the red card proven to Ochan because of the unsuitable name made by assistant referee two. Therefore, the mentioned participant is eligible to play for Police FC.”

The choice to ship off Ochan irked Police chair Asan Kasingye who attacked Vipers SC alleging the league champions have all the time had a questionable relationship with referees.

Kasingye confronted the matchday officers after the choice and thereafter said he was not afraid to be fined by the Federation of Uganda Football Associations. 

“The world must know about Vipers and their relationship with referees,” Kasingye mentioned after the match then. “I’m now ready for my suspension. That can be my highest achievement ever in managing a UPL group for 30 years. Fufa, hurry up, droop me and luxuriate in your referees’ antics!

“Let it come even now. Are they not late? This goes to liberate the golf equipment that concern to speak out. Vipers will do it once more. In the close to future, you’ll bear in mind me. In truth, I’m setting a legacy in Uganda’s soccer that may transcend my bodily life on earth.

“I know how they operate. I know. The little respect I had for you Vipers is all gone,” added the visibly angered chairman. “This is the order of the day for Vipers. It’s too much. We can’t keep looking on as they rape the beautiful game. Someone must stop this madness. Corruption in football has gone beyond and Vipers, together with your hired refs, shame on you.”

The secretariat’s choice to annul the red card can be an enormous enhance for Police who’re set to play Bright Stars and Mbarara City of their subsequent two video games.

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