Allan Ssewanyana addressing the media at Grand Imperial Hotel in Kampala on Wednesday Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE
[/media-credit] Allan Ssewanyana addressing the media at Grand Imperial Hotel in Kampala on Wednesday Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Makindye West Member of Parliament, Allan ‘Bwiino’ Ssewanyana has petitioned FIFA regarding the way FUFA President Moses Magogo handled the 2014 World Cup tickets allocated for Uganda.

A co-owner at Katwe United Football Club, a member on the FUFA fans’ coordinating committee and also shadow minister of sports, Ssewanyana questions the integrity and moral authority of Magogo.

In the petition filed on 30th May 2017 to the FIFA Ethics and Integrity Committee, Ssewanyana accused the person of Magogo for violation and breach of the FIFA statures, code of ethics and disciplinary code, under the articles 13, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22.

A particular number of tickets is allocated to each federation prior to the World Cup and in Uganda’s case 177 were allocated but none was sold to Ugandans according to the petition filed by Ssewanyana through his lawyer Allan Mulindwa.

Ssewanyana stated;

I am petitioning as a concerned Ugandan, member of parliament, a member on the FUFA fans’ coordinating committee and shadow minister of sports because we seek justice.

I have notified all the other relevant offices in Uganda, mostly the Minister of Education and Sports

Questioned by Daily Monitor journalist Ismael Dhakaba Kigongo on the timing of the petition and whether he is not sour graping after the miserable loss in the recent FUFA elections where he managed just a single vote, Ssewanyana totally disagreed.

“It is not an issue of elections. I lost the election fine but now I am petitioning Magogo as a person not FUFA as institution.

“God has blessed us with the evidence. We need urgent attention to this case where investigations have to go on.

“In the event the investigations take effect, then it will necessitate Magogo to step aside as someone else whether CEO or any of his Vice presidents can take over. It has happened elsewhere in football with Sepp Blatter and Platini. We have the confidence,” Ssewanyana responded as he confidently flashed a copy of the petition before the media.

FUFA Deputy CEO, Humphrey Mandu declined to comment when approached adding he had not heard of issues anywhere.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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