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[/media-credit] Ali Tomusange (left) receives a legendary award from the FUFA President Moses Magogo. Tomusange will head the Referees disciplinary panel Credit: FUFA Media

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.

[/media-credit] The match referees pose with team captains prior to the KCCA vs URA game at Lugogo. KCCA won 7-2 Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO
[/media-credit] Ali Sabila Chelangat (left) talks to Vipers’ player Milton Karisa during a league match away in Arua at the Green Light Stadium against Onduparaka Credit: KAWOWO SPORTS

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.

[/media-credit] Referees in warm up session prior to the game at Bugonga stadium Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

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

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