The Copa Coca-Cola tourney has been marred by acts of hooliganism in Gulu.
Students of St Joseph’s College Layibi in Gulu last evening went on the rampage and destroyed lots of property aftre losing in the Copa Coca-Cola football tournament.
Trouble started when Layibi was beaten 1-0 by Gulu College School in the semis at Pece Stadium.
The Layibi students contested the result and raided the Coca-Cola depot on Juba Road and looted sodas worth 500 thousand shillings. They also shattered the windscreen of the company’s truck and wounded some staff.
The rioting students also smashed window panes of several houses, offices and a church in the Pece area.
The depot manager, Nicholas Opiya, declined to comment saying he had reported the matter to police who are investigating the matter.
Gulu district sports officer Aldo Otto said the disciplinary committee would sit and decide on the punishment to give Layibi and determine its participation in future tournaments.
Otto exonerated the Layibi football team saying they were not involved in the mayhem.
This is not the first time Layibi College students engaged in soccer hooliganism. The school football team has ever been banned for three years over hooliganism.