Local football governing body, the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has handed provisional suspensions to six players and two match officials over allegations of match-fixing and manipulation of football competition results.
The individuals suspended are; Opio Deogracious (Referee), Nkurunziza George (Referee), Waiswa Andrew (Player-Gaddafi FC), Kakooza Yaya Mahad (Player-Gaddafi FC), Lwesibawa Godfrey (Player, Kitara FC), Maganda Saleh (Player-Goalkeeper-Calvary FC), Oringa Franco (Player-Goalkeeper Northern Gateway FC) and Mwima Abdallah (Player- Ndejje FC University).
The decision was made by the Investigation Chamber of the FUFA Ethics and Disciplinary Committee.
“The individuals mentioned have been provisionally suspended from taking part in any football activity (administrative, sport or any other) at the national level for a period of 90 days,” said FUFA in a statement.
It added, “The Chamber took decisions following confessions by individuals and available data from the Match Integrity reports.”
The provisional suspension comes into force immediately and according to FUFA, it has been notified to each individual.