Uganda Premier League side Express FC have launched their bid to ensure that Captain Michael Birungi receives justice.
Birungi is accused of attacking Referee Alex Muhabi and his team after Express’ 1-0 loss to Tooro United at Buhinga Stadium recently.
Consequently, FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel (CDP) slapped the player a four game ban.
The Appeal letter signed by the Club CEO Hamza Junju, seen by this website reads, in part:
” a) Captain Birungi was not served with the charge or petition against him contrary to Article 31.2 b (iii) of the FUFA competitions Rules 2018/19 which requests the CDP to serve the other party with the charge such that he can file a written response to the same. Captain Birungi was therefore not given chance to defend himself against the allegations.
“b) in arriving to its decision, the CDP did not follow the procedure laid out in the FUFA competitions rules 2019.
” c) The CDP’s decision was unjust and unfair.
As it stands, Birungi will miss the club’s matches against BUL FC, Nyamityobora, Maroons and Uganda Cup tie with Police FC.
The appeal is intended to let FUFA’s CDP remove the ban or at least reduce the ban imposed on the player.