MILLIONS OF Ugandans are eagerly monitoring the investigations of an independent probe committee for local football.
Former minister Stephen Kavuma is heading a five man team that also includes, Lt Col Albert Kareeba, Geoffrey Kihuguru, Dr Sentongo Kibalama and Patrick Nyaika.
But the team faces a few daunting challenges before coming up with credible findings and recommendations.
The implicated clubs, Villa and Express, have so much power that football authorities in this country shy away from rightfully punishing them.
The new inquiry, unlike the previous one which realistically put blame on minnows Akol and Top TV, must handle Villa and Express like any other Nile Special Super League side.
The independent inquiry must gather evidence to justify the unfortunate behaviour of the teams that have been involved in match fixing throughout the season.
It is common knowledge that match fixing is a big disease in local football, which had hitherto been carried out clandestinely. Step by step accounts of what transpired in the heat of the moment will give the public a better picture of the several scandals.
Matches of common interest, where the committee will need to listen astutely, are Villa-Akol, Express-Top TV and Express-URA.
There is the mysterious death of an Akol player Peter Agong, who took part in the 22-1 â€˜demolitionâ€™ by title-chasing Villa, which continues to puzzle everyone. Equally controversial is favouritism for Express from particular referees, now called the â€˜Arrow Group.â€™
Kavumaâ€™s team can, if need be, go ahead to recommend a judicial probe into the mess. That way, the inquiry will be poised for success.
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