BUL football club has automatically qualified to the round of 32 of the Stanbic Uganda cup 2021/22 season, the Fufa competitions disciplinary committee has communicated.
The Eastern Giants were supposed to play Bundimasoli United FC in the round of 64 of the competition on January 18, 2022 at Christ The King grounds in Bundibugyo but the hosts didn’t show up for the match at the said venue.
Because of missing the fixture, Bundimasoli have accordingly lost the game by forfeiture, the disciplinary panel said in a ruling sent to them and copied in to BUL FC.
Here under is an excerpt of the ruling.
“In the circumstances, you wrote to the Competitions department on 15th January requesting for change of venue from Christ school playground to St. Mary’s Simbya.“
“We would like to notify you that, subject to your letter requesting for change of venue before a response has been issued by the Organising committee, the fixture is maintained on the same venue, time and date as was initially fixed and communicated.“
“According to the file in our possession there is no response granting permission to Bundimasoli Football club to change the venue initially fixed and communicated by the Organising committee.“
“The letter and or communication from Bundimasoli FC is not sufficient to change the venue until the TOC expressly responds to the request allowing the change of venue.”
“There was therefore no basis for the club to change the venue from Christ school playground to St. Mary’s S.S Simbya before the TOC pronounces itself on the matter.”
“In view of the above, the consequences of missing a fixture is losing the game by forfeiture and
this being a knock out format means that BUL FC automatically goes to the next round.”