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FUFA President requests football officials to stop making reckless statements that put the game into disrepute

The FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo made a strong statement on refereeing when the 22 FIFA Referees were receiving an assortment of equipment from the world soccer governing body at FUFA House on Wednesday morning. This was during the weekly press conference in Mengo.

The brief ceremony was graced by the FUFA president, the chairman, FUFA Referees standing committee, Chris Kalibala before the members of the media and Owek. Sekabembe Henry-minister of Sports, Youth and Recreation in the Buganda Kingdom

Handing over FIFA Referees’  equipment, the FUFA President appreciated the role played by referees with a call for continued commitment towards their service in football development.

‘I applaud the referees for the good good job done so far at this stage of the season’ noted Magogo.

‘We are committed to improving the referees welfare. We increased their remuneration per match from 20,000/- to 150,000/- at the beginning of the year’ added Magogo.

‘We believe that there is still alot to be done in this area but we are happy with the referees’ commitment’

The FUFA President highlighted on the loose talk by some people that there is match fixing in local football.

‘Such loose statements put the game int0 disrepute. We call upon the public and club officials with such information to contact the federation so that we carry out the necessary investigations into such allegations’ said Magogo.

We have competent bodies (Ethics and Integrity Committee) to handle such matters.

‘These bodies follow up on every activity in football. If they deem it unsporting and putting the game into disrepute, they will invite you to their committee to clear the air’ said the FUFA President.

Kalibala challenged the referees to stick to professionalism to serve football to perfection. He also requested many national referees to fullfil their obligations towards the Uganda Football Referees’ Association;

‘I urge referees to affiliate to Uganda Football Referees’ Association (UFRA) body’  Chairman FUFA Referees standing committee, Chris Kalibala.

The FIFA referees also included the three beach soccer referees that Uganda has Senteza Ahmed, Shafik Mugerwa and Ivan Kintu Bayige.

MAIN PHOTO: FIFA Referee Aisha Semambo received one of the kits provided by the world soccer governing body-FIFA. In the Photo is THE FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo (M) and Owek. Sekabembe Henry-Sports Minister Buganda Kingdom.

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