FUFA suspends referee Kiweewa over bribery

GLADYS ZAWEDDE

The FUFA Ethics Committee has banned referee Emmanuel Kiweewa from taking part in any football related activities for a period of five years.

Kiweewa was found guilty for soliciting a bribe of one million shillings to influence the result of a game between Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) and St. Lawrence University (SLAU) in the University Football League.

Kiweewa was recorded in an audio that later went viral while asking for money from UMU coach Noah Mugerwa on the eve of the game which is contrary to the FUFA Ethics code.

” Just give me the money and leave the rest to me.” Kiweewa said in the phone call recorded last year in October.

The game was played on 18th October 2019 ended 1-1 in normal time before Noah Mugerwa’s UMU lost 3-2 on penalties.

The suspension was confirmed a day after FUFA interrogated Onduparaka’s CEO over the club’s viral statement about match fixing in the Uganda Premier League.

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