By Morris Rawal
Referees manager Mr. Egesa Samuel has given referee Ronald Madanda his FIFA badge and kit
Referee Ronald Madanda was given a six months ban late last year for his poor officiating in the aborted Onduparaka vs KCCA game in Arua.
Madanda made questionable decisions in the game including two penalties with one resulting in the abandonment of the match at the Green Light stadium.
FUFA faulted Madanda for failing to correctly interpret and apply the FIFA Laws of the Game and consequently did not officiate the match to the minimum standards required and expected from the FIFA Referee.
The statement faults his flawed judgment for impacting decisions and the sporting results of the match.
In the same ruling, the Disciplinary Panel ordered a replay of the game that aborted in additional minutes while tied at 2-2.
Meanwhile, the Uganda Premier League secretariat finally released the fixture for the 2022/23 season that commences on 30th September.
The League governing body released the fixture for all 30 matchdays but only 15 teams will take part.
It should be noted that Kyetume FC who had won promotion to the 2022/23 campaign failed to meet Club Licensing standards and was pushed to the third division.
The Slaughters failed to upload the required number of players on the Connect system dashboard by the deadline, a requirement to earn a license for the forthcoming season.
The first round will run up to 12th December while the second round will commence on 9th February before the season climaxes on 27th May.
Vipers SC will begin their title defense against Soltilo Bright Stars FC at home in the only game of the opening day.
The following day will see newcomers Blacks Power host BUL FC in Lira, KCCA FC taking on Wakiso Giants in Lugogo, URA FC who will now host games in Nakisunga playing against Onduparaka while UPDF will be at home to Express FC.
The final game of matchday one will come on Sunday, the 2nd when SC Villa will host Gadaffi FC in Wankulukuku.