The recent disgrace of senior football manager Sam Ssimbwa who was implicated in a possible match fixing scandal should act as a warning to football officials to stop making reckless statements that put the game into disrepute.
This call was made by the Fufa President Eng. Moses Magogo while handing over an assortment of equipment from the world soccer governing body at FUFA House on Wednesday.
“Such loose statements put the game int0 disrepute. We call upon the public and club officials with such information to contact the federation so that we carry out the necessary investigations into such allegations,” said Magogo.
League leaders KCCA FC sacked Ssimbwa their assistant manager over an audio circulated in the media with his voice stating that he can bribe referees to win his club matches if he wanted to.
“We have competent bodies (Ethics and Integrity Committee) to handle such matters,” Mr Magogo continued.
“These bodies follow up on every activity in football. If they deem it unsporting and putting the game into disrepute, they will invite you to their committee to clear the air.
Fufa Referees standing committee chairman Chris Kalibala challenged the referees to stick to professionalism to serve football to perfection. He also requested many national referees to fullfil their obligations towards the Uganda Football Referees’ Association.