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ONDUPARAKA’S OKOCHA SUSPENDED AND FINED BY FUFA

Onduparaka fc vice-captain Rashid Okocha has received a severe punishment from the football governing body for unsportsmanlike conduct during the game against Sc Villa at Njeru technical center last Friday.

Okocha received an accepted first half yellow card for a foul on an opponent but the second was so uncompromising given the manner in which he conducted the foul and later his reaction towards the match officials after the scenario, coupled with his refusal to leave the field of play even when humbly requested by 4th official Geoffrey Sajjabi.

Onduparaka’s Rashid Okocha (in green) dribbles past Bul fc players during the 2-0 loss at the Greenlight stadium recently. He is set to miss four games due to suspension. (Photo: Onduparaka Fc Media)

Communication in regard to his suspension according to Article 31(2) and 31(3) amounts to being ruled out of all football related activities effective 30th November 2021 to 18th December 2021.

Additional to the suspension is a financial penalty of UGX 500,000 on the player to be paid by the last day of the suspension on FUFA account number 7210000969, Eco Bank, Ndeeba Branch with proof of payment to the committee on the same day of payment.

The suspension therefore means Okocha will miss Onduparaka’s fixtures against Express fc on 30th November, Wakiso Giants fc on 7th December, Mbarara City fc on 11th December and finally against URA fc on 17th December.

Of the four games he will miss, the Mbarara city game will present the only away fixture.

Upon fulfillment of the fine and suspension, he will resume duties in the away fixture to Gaddafi fc on Tuesday, 21st December 2021.

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