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FUFA suspends referee entangled in bribery scandal

By Shafik Ssenoga

Added 23rd October 2019 02:05 PM

He allegedly requested sh1m to fix the semifinal return leg match between UMU and St Lawrence in the University Football League

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Referee Emmanuel Kiweewa (in yellow) during the match between UMU and St Lawrence which he is accused of trying to fix. File Photo

He allegedly requested sh1m to fix the semifinal return leg match between UMU and St Lawrence in the University Football League

FUFA Referees Standing Committee has suspended centre referee Emmanuel Kiweewa indefinitely from all football-related activities for allegedly soliciting for a bribe.

In a recorded phone conversation, Kiweewa is heard chatting with Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) coach Noah Mugerwa allegedly requesting for sh1m to fix the semifinal return leg match between UMU and St Lawrence in the University Football League that was played last Friday in Nkozi.

iweewa 3rd right after the toss before last weeks matchKiweewa (3rd right) after the toss before last week's match.

 

The game ended in a 1-1 draw and 2-2 on aggregate where St Lawrence eliminated UMU 3-2 on penalties to storm the final.

“Tell the manager to finalise everything today. There is no Ugandan player currently who is not worried when I’m on the field of play,” Kiweewa can be heard telling Mugerwa.

iweewa looks on during the spot kicks that decided the winner Kiweewa looks on during the spot kicks that decided the winner.

 

Kiweewa allegedly requested for “akazeeyi” (slang for sh1m) to fix the match.

Despite issuing the suspension, the committee also forwarded the matter to FUFA’s ethics investigatory chamber for further investigations.

Kiweewa faces a ban if the chamber finds him guilty.

iweewa dishes out a yellow card to a t awrence player during the matchKiweewa dishes out a yellow card to a St Lawrence player during the match.

 

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