Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) is streamlined to cleaning the rot and dirt in officiating of matches locally.
It is upon this back ground that the Federation has appointed a three man committee to spur head the referees’ disciplinary panel.
The panel is headed by retired former FIFA Referee Ali Tomusange, Uganda Beach Soccer Association chairman, Deo Mutabazi and Namboole stadium manager Jamil Ssewanyana.
This follows a loud public outcry from stake holders of the game in the country, the federation has reacted swiftly with the formulation of the referees’ disciplinary panel.
A number of parties have registered their dissatisfaction about the standards of refereeing in the respective leagues on-going in the country.
The fruits of the panel was one of the key deliberations from the 17th FUFA Executive committee which convened on Tuesday, 24th April 2018 at FUFA House.
FUFA Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Edgar Watson Suubi released a circular, FUFA/C/005/18 number 1073 dated Kampala, 2nd May 2018 which read in part;
…It has been observed and deliberated upon the various feedback on reports that show a cumulative trend of referees technical misconducts, indiscipline and integrity checks. It was further observed that despite measures being done by FUFA Referees standing committee (FRSC) to sanction offenders, they have always delayed or been executed without most stakeholders awareness
The circular continues;
In order to address the issues mentioned above, and to find faster methods to address referees cases of technical and integrity misconduct, the Executive committee has constitute a referees disciplinary panel composed of three people headed by Ali Tomusange, Deo Mutabazi and Jamil Ssewanyana
The work of the committee takes immediate effect.