Former EALA Speaker Daniel Fred Kidega Credit: EALA

*FUFA sets up a five man special commission of inquiry after outcry by public and stakeholders into match fixing allegations

*Former EALA Speaker of Parliament, Daniel Kidega

*Commission work takes immediate effect and will convene at Ivy’s Hotel, Wakaliga

*The commission will work within a time frame of one month

*Persons who aid the commission work will be rewarded with UGX 1,000,000= (One million shillings).

Amidst the rampant and mushrooming allegations for acts of match fixing, bribery of match officials and players alike, Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has acted tough with the initiation of a special commission of inquiry.

[/media-credit] Moses Magogo (second left) communicated about the commission of inquiry to the media Credit:

On Friday, 11th May 2018, an emergency executive committee chaired by the FUFA President Moses Magogo convened at FUFA House to seek for way forward.

To this effect, a key resolution that has given birth to a special commission of inquiry is now on board with immediate effect..

The commission is headed by former East Africa Legislative Assembly speaker of parliament, Daniel Fred Kidega.

Police officer Muzafari Zirabamuzale will deputize this commission.

There are three members namely; veteran football administrator Keneddy Mutenyo, Annet Nakamya and member of parliament, Moses Kasibante.

[/media-credit] Former EALA Speaker Daniel Fred Kidega will chair the special commission of inquiry Credit: EALA

According to Magogo, this commission is composed of high intergrity people and they are expected to compile their investigations within 30 days (one month) before they submit their investigations to the FUFA Ethics committee.

After the Executive committee meeting, Magogo thereafter addressed an urgent press conference on Friday afternoon at FUFA House;

At the FUFA Emergency Executive Committee sitting today Friday 11th May 2018, it was resolved that a Commission of Inquiry into match officiation be set up with immediate effect.

This arises from the public outcry of consistent allegations from a spectrum of stakeholders regarding the FUFA Competitions match officiator in general.

The commission’s scope shall be specifically limited to Uganda Premier League, Big League, Uganda Cup, The FUFA Drum, Women Elite league and the Women Cup. It will sit at Ivy’s Hotel in Kampala and is expected to conclude its work within ONE Month.

During this time the Commission will be receiving information/materials from the public that will help in the inquiry. Anybody with Information/materials that shall be found credible and used to the logical conclusion shall receive a Cash reward of UGX 1,000,000= (One million shillings).

The Commission may invite/summon any person/s who it deems to be important to the inquiry findings. And whoever is invited/ summoned MUST comply without fail. Failure to comply might invoke sanction if he/she is a football stakeholder.

The findings from this inquiry shall be submitted to the FUFA Judicial bodies for appropriate action.

The Federation appeals to the football stakeholders and the general public to cooperate with the Commission as we work towards improving our game.

Magogo also added that the culprits will be brought to book with suspension, sanctions, fines, point deductions to clubs, clubs playing under closed door arrangement, dismissal from league, losing points by forfeiture and the like.

All the FUFA members, member associations and other football stakeholders have been notified of the development.

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

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