Coaches Mike Mutebi of KCCA FC and Sam Ssimbwa of URA FC have been summoned by the FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel over statements about match fixing allegations that tantamount to breach of FUFA Communications Code and Competitions rules.
Mike Mutebi has been summoned to explain the comments he made during a press conference in December last year when he said that: “All the titles that have been won in the last 20 years were fixed.”
“When I arrived here (KCCA), there used to be a budget for buying games. And it is not only KCCA, SC Villa, Express, URA and others. I am honest. Yes, there used to be a budget for those years not only at KCCA and these were found out at the continent where they were not aided.” He added.
Ssimbwa left KCCA where he served as an assistant to Mutebi after the club terminated his contract. He claimed (in an audio recorded on WhatsApp) that because he loved to win so much, he paid referees to fix a match without the knowledge of the club. FUFA then banned Ssimbwa from all football-related activities for eight months
However, in this case, Ssimbwa is being summoned for his remarks made after the Kirinya Jinja SSS game on Saturday.
The URA manager in a press conference said a tribal statement that they are Basogas and that’s why they don’t speak about poor officiating at Kirinya Jinja SSS FC’s home ground.
He added, “Either they are bribed or place bets against his team.” Before the game, he had told a group of journalists that he doesn’t release his line-ups to media early because “they bet his games.”
The two managers face off today at Namboole stadium in the last matchday of the first round of the 2018/19 Ugandan Premier League season.