SOCCER governing body FUFA has moved to tackle the sodomy and homosexual bug that is reported to be infiltrating Ugandan football by placing tough conditions for coaches starting next year.
The Uganda coaches association UCA will, starting next season, see its members sign a code of conduct which, among others, will have an article that denounces any support or involvement in sodomy-related acts.
The coachesâ€™ association vice chairman Stone Kyambadde yesterday told the FUFA-PostBank weekly press conference that the move will limit coaches from actions that will bring the game into disrepute.
â€œWe are going to address that (sodomy) in the code of conduct. The problem is that we had not registered all coaches across the country. We have since got regional representatives to do that,â€ said Kyambadde.
He named Derrick Bundukka (western), Matthew Lucha (eastern), Vivian Odongo (mid north), Charles Letti (West Nile) and Haruna Kebba (Kampala) as the people to represent UCA in their respective regions.
They have been charged with registering all the coaches in their regions and advise the national body on the kind of technical support they need.
The reaction follows a case filed against Charles Ayeko by Isaac Omalla, accusing him of trying to sodomise him during the inter-regional championships in Lira. Ayeko is the Horizon FC coach.
There have also been allegations of homosexuality among the countryâ€™s top football teams.
FUFA spokesperson Rogers Mulindwa has also condemned the act, which he confirmed is also rumoured to be within some top clubs.
â€œWe totally condemn it. What we want is evidence to pin the people involved. Itâ€™s here that we will start the clean-up,â€ he said.
Meanwhile, Crispus Muyinda has been selected to represent the country in the CAF Futsal course due July 15-20 in Libya. The course is a follow-up of an earlier course held in 2007 in Mozambique, which Muyinda also attended.
Fufa declares war on sodomy