FUFA institutes committee to investigate poor refereeing
The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has instituted a committee to investigate allegations of poor football referring prevailing in the Ugandan football amid allegations of some match officials receiving bribes to favour some clubs in the topflight league.
According to FUFA president Moses Magogo, they have received complaints from football stake holders hence instituting the committee.
The committee will be headed by former East African Parliament speaker Daniel Kidega. Other members on the committee are; police officer Zirabamuzale Muzafalu who was also a football referee, Kennedy Mutenyo, Annet Nakamya and Lubaga north Member of Parliament Moses Kasibante.
The committee has been given one month to carry out investigations and hand over their report to the FUFA ethics committee that will hand penalties to those found guilty.
The committee starts with immediate effect and it will be stationed at Ivy’s hotel in Wakaliga.
Magogo said that committee will be at liberty to carry out investigations publicly and every individual summoned should not resist appearing before the committee.
Coaches especially those who have been on touchline against Mbarara city FC have always complained about match officials in their games.
Of recent, for the last four games for Mbarara city against; SC Villa, Masavu fc, Proline fc and Onduparaka fc, Mbarara city has been awarded penalties and this has raised many questions.
The committee will investigate the officiating in; FUFA drum, Azam Uganda premier league, Big league, Stanbic Uganda cup, women elite league, and women’s cup.
The federation also has promised to give rewards any individual who will come out with credible information in regards poor referring in Uganda.