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MATCH FIXING : Fufa summons coaches Ssimbwa and Ssimwogerere

SINAN RAJUB SENOGA

The Fufa Ethics Committee has summoned coaches Sam Ssimbwa and George Ssimwogerere following respective allegations of match fixing in the Uganda Premier League.

Ssimbwa has been summoned following an allegation made by former URA CEO Ivan Kakembo who claimed that the coach had a budget of bribing referees.

The allegation was made on January 8th as Kakembo reacted to Ssimbwa’s jibe aimed at him on the aftermath of URA’s 2-0 win over SC Villa at Ndejje.

” I can agree being Ssimbwa’s problem for denying his budget of bribing referees” Kakembo said via his Twitter account in response to Ssimbwa’s claim that the former CEO was the club’s reason for a poor first round performance.

This is not the first time Ssimbwa is summoned for the same allegations. In 2016, Fufa suspended him for eight months following a viral audio recording where he claimed to give money to referees so as his team can win games.

Former Express coach Ssimwogerere has been summoned following his remarks in his Sunday Bukedde Newspaper column on 23rd February that there was a conspiracy plan by officials and referees to determine the results of the second round game between Express and Proline.

George Ssimwogerere

” One official phone called a referee and promised him money in case we (Express) lose the game but by God’s grace we won the game. The referee himself called me and told me what was happening which I also told my boss who just kept a deaf ear. I later called Fufa and informed them and the match referee was changed.” Ssimu wrote as translated from Luganda.

Both Ssimbwa and Ssimwogerere are expected to appear before the Fufa Ethics Committee on Monday 16th March at Mengo to provide more information of the aforementioned claims.

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