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Murushid Juuko Fined by FIFA for Wild Elbow against Mali

Ugandan defender Murushid Juuko has been fined Swiss Francs 5,000 ($ 5414)  by the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) following his sending off in last months’ 2022 World Cup qualifier against Mali.

The Express FC player was shown a straight red card in the 0-0 Group E draw against Mali for striking Mali forward Ibrahim Kone on the back with his elbow in an off-the-ball incident.

FIFA has now issued the 27-year-old with a three-match ban, which he has already served, for breaching 48 par. 1 d of its Disciplinary Code, which relates to “assaulting (elbowing, punching, kicking etc.) an opponent or a person other than a match official”, as well as Swiss Francs 5,000 ($ 5414) fine.

A FIFA statement read: “The FUFA – Federation of Uganda Football Associations (in copy) is kindly requested to forward this decision to its player, Mr JUUKO Murushid. We would appreciate your taking due note of this decision and ensuring its implementation.

“The player Murushid  Juuko is suspended for two (2) matches, including the automatic match suspension which has been served during the match Rwanda v. Uganda played on 7 October 2021.

“The remaining suspension will be served during the next official match of the representative team of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations in the scope of the Preliminary Competition for the 2022 FWC African Zone (i.e. Uganda v. Rwanda to be played on 10 October 2021).

“The player JUUKO Murushid is ordered to pay a fine to the amount of CHF 5,000. 3. The fine is to be paid within 30 days of notification of the present decision.”

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