FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo (right) with the communications director, Ahmed Hussein Credit: Kawowo Sports
[/media-credit] FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo (right) with the communications director, Ahmed Hussein Credit: Kawowo Sports

FUFA Communications and Media director Ahmed Hussein in a detailed statement reacted to the allegations posed by Katwe United Football Club chairperson Allan ‘Bwiino’ Ssewanyana on Wednesday concerning the person of the FUFA President, Moses Magogo.

Ssewanyana, also the Makindye West MP called for the immediate suspension of Fufa President Moses Magogo for allegedly violating and breaching of Fifa Statutes, Fifa Code of Ethics and Fifa disciplinary Code.

Flanked by lawyer Allan Mulindwa, the legislator stated they have incriminating evidence against Magogo for reselling 177 tickets designated to Uganda for the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

Hours later, Hussein issued a statement published on the federation website and also uploaded videos on YouTube defending the person of Magogo and the image of the federation.

He also clarified that neither the federation nor Magogo had been contacted by the accusers by press time.

The statement read in part;

For the case of 2014, many Ugandans applied for the World Cup tickets and they paid their ticket face price fees to the FUFA Bank Account.

The funds were later remitted to FUFA and tickets were issued to the persons who paid.

At an appropriate time, FUFA will release the corresponding bank trails and the list of Ugandan beneficiaries that applied, paid and received their 2014 World Cup tickets through FUFA

The statement on the website continued;

FUFA is aware that this is election-related machinations but reiterates that the leadership of FUFA will be determined democratically and by the Members of FUFA and in accordance with the FUFA Statutes.

The football fraternity including Government, 33 Members of FUFA, Sponsors, Partners, Fans, Public and Service Providers are urged to remain calm during this period as many of such statements are likely to come up in a bid to tarnish the image of the institution, its leaders and also divert the attention of football development in the country.

Ssewanyana recently lost in his bid to become one of the delegates to participate in the upcoming FUFA polls set for 5th August 2017 in Masindi.

The shadow minister of sports tallied just one voted to Darius Mugoye’s 14 in Kampala Region polls.

Ssewanyana calls for immediate investigations in a period of less than six days with the implication Magogo is denied rights to stand in the upcoming elections.

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

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