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Feud Between Uganda Rugby Union and Warrior’s Zeno Soars Up

The saga between rugby local governing body Uganda Rugby Union (URU) and Mutoni Warriors player Othieno Owora popularly known as Zeno seems far from getting an amicable solution.

After URU stopped Zeno from playing against Hima Cement Heathens in the quarterfinals of the Uganda cup over weekend, the saga has since become a matter of discussion in the rugby circles with divergent opinions.

According to the Union, Othieno a player of Mutoni Warriors was involved in unsporting behavior when he poured beer on the Namibian team manager in June this year when Uganda was playing against Namibia in a CAR tier 1A game at Kyadondo rugby ground.

In a letter dated 29th September, the Union indicates they summoned Othieno to the disciplinary committee but he failed to appear without any reason.

“The player was summoned to appear due to his unsportsmanlike behavior after he poured beer on the team manager of Namibia” reads the statement.

“Othieno did not honor any summons and refused to answer his phone when called,” the statement further reads.

However, according to Mutoni Warriors, the URU did not use the right communication channels when they were summoning Othieno.

“The Union know that Warriors have responsibility over Zeno as a player, so in case they wanted him to appear to the disciplinary committee, they would have communicated to us officially,” said a Warriors official who preferred anonymity.

The committee slapped a 24 month ban on Othieno for his improper conduct.

Mutoni Warriors declined to play against Hima Cement heathens on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Uganda cup after the referees ordered Zeno not to feature in the game on the orders of the Union a decision that Warriors rejected and Heathens were awarded a walkover.

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