Gun fire rocked the grounds as SC Villa fans threw stones in the pitch to disrupt the match that their team was losing 3-1 after 71 minutes. The game will be decided in the board room after the refereeâ€™s report is received.
It was an anti-climax at Lugazi ground on Tuesday as the Bell Uganda Cup quarter final clash between SC Villa and URA ended pre-maturely following clashes.
Gun fire rocked the grounds as SC Villa fans threw stones in the pitch to disrupt the match that their team was losing 3-1 after 71 minutes.
The Villa fans were not impressed by the penalty awarded by referee Fred Mufta that was converted by URA goalkeeper Allan Owinyi. Fred Oyet, one of the fans described the penalty as daylight robbery adding that they cannot allow such officiating.
The first half had ended 2-1 in favour of the hosts URA with goals from Robert Ssentongo and Moses Feni, while Lawrence Kasada netted for Villa.
Two minutes after the penalty had been converted, Villa fans started throwing stones prompting police to fire teargas and live rounds in the air. One Bukedde journalist, Deigo Nsubuga, was hit on the head and had to be rushed to Kawolo Hospital where he was later discharged.
Although the referee and the other officials tried to resume the game after over 10 minutes, the Villa players had already boarded their bus back to Kampala. The game will be decided in the board room after the referee’s report is received.
Meanwhile in the Bell Lager League games played on Tuesday, Express maintained their grip of top position with a 1-0 victory over Hoima-Busia FC at Wankulukuku. Erisa Sekisamba scored the lone goal, while Joseph Bukenya also made sure Water FC earned a 1-0 victory over Bidco. KCC FC and Victors settled for a barren draw, while the match between Bunnamwaya and Fire Masters also had no goals.