The Uganda Premier League secretariat has dismissed Vipers SC petition that regarded Mbarara City fielding an ineligible player in their 3-2 defeat on Tuesday.
“The Secretariat received your petition dated 19th/05/2021 alleging that Mbarara City FC fielded an ineligible player in the match Vipers SC Vs Mbarara City FC (SUPL M#195) played on Tuesday 18th May 2021 at St. Mary’s Stadium-Kitende.”
“As per the UPL records, player Ibrahim Magandazi, was eligible to play the said fixture.
“Ibrahim Magandazi was booked in M# 70 UPDF FC Vs Mbarara City FC, M#93 Mbarara City FC Vs Vipers SC, M# 151 Mbarara City FC Vs KCCA FC and was rested on M# 159 Mbarara City FC Vs SC Villa.”
“Ibrahim Magandazi was again booked on M# 178 Soltilo Bright Stars FC Vs Mbarara City FC and M#191 Mbarara City FC Vs Onduparaka FC meaning he had two cards by the time he was fielded for M#195 Vipers SC Vs Mbarara City FC.
Conclusively, the said player was eligible to feature in M#195 Vipers SC Vs Mbarara City FC.
Read a statement signed by the Uganda Premier League CEO Bernard Bainamani.
Following their shock defeat, Vipers dropped to third place with 53th points and two adrift of leaders Express FC.