UPL: Kirinya Jinja Accuse Mbarara Of Alleged Use Of Ineligible Player


Kirinya Jinja SS have reported Mbarara City to the Uganda Premier League Committee over the alleged fielding of an ineligible player when the two sides faced off.

The said player Mbarara City FC used is Pistis Barenge who is Burundi national.

Kirinya alleges that Barenge has been playing for Mbarara City without a working permit which is against the rules.

This player has been playing games for Mbarara City FC without a working permit and its stated in the rules of football in Uganda now that all foreign player MUST have work permits before playing for any club in Uganda Premier League,” reads a document in part, that Kirinya has sent to Uganda Premier League committee.

Mbarara eased past Charles Ayiekho’s Kirinya 3-0 on January 9, 2019 in Kakyeka Stadium in the game which was handled by FIFA referee Brian Miiro Nsubuga.

Mucureezi (left) celebrating his goal against Kirinya Jinja. Courtesy photo.

Makweth Wol, Paul Mucureezi and Jude Ssemugabi scored a goal each to pile misery on Kirinya Jinja SS.

Kirinya Jinja also claim that they had a player from Cameroon called Landry Major who failed to get a working permit and he was taken back to his country.

The Jinja based team are eleventh on the 16 team log with 19 points after round one. Mbarara are third with 27 points.

Mbarara City signed midfielder Pistis Barenge on July 22, 2017 from Vital’o FC of Burundi on a two year deal.

Barenge was born on September 5, 1992.