By Thomas Odongo
The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) on Friday set up a Commission of Inquiry into biased match allegations which have cropped up lately especially in the Uganda Premier League.
This comes less than two weeks after KCCA FC Coach, Mike Mutebi vowed to personally deal with referees for being biased against his side, with other teams also complaining of match fixing.
FUFA held an emergency press conference at FUFA House, Mengo and it was resolved that a special Commission of Inquiry into biased match officiating be set up with immediate effect.
Speaking to the media, FUFA President Moses Magogo noted that FUFA acknowledges the complaints from various stakeholders and his team will take action immediately.
''The scope of the proposed Commission shall be applied only to Uganda Premier League, FUFA Big League, Uganda Cup, The FUFA Drum, FUFA Junior League, FUFA Women Elite League and the FUFA Women's Cup. We acknowledge the complaints launched by various clubs and we shall act on that,'' Magogo told the press on Friday.
The Committee comprising of Dan Kidega (Chairman), Muzafaru Zirabamuzale (vice chairperson), Kenny Mutenyo (member), Annet Nakamya (member) and Moses Kasibante (member) will soon meet at Ivy's Hotel in Rubaga, Kampala and it will be tasked to complete its work within one month.
''The Commission will be receiving information/materials from the public that will help them in the inquiry. Any person with possession of information in regards to biased match officiating can forward it and if his information is proved to be credible, he will be given a cash reward of 1 million shillings as we bring the culprits to book,'' Magogo said.
Magogo also added that the Committee may summon persons who are pinned in the biased match affiliation scandal and such individual must comply or face FUFA sanctions.
The findings from the inquiry shall then be forwarded to the FUFA judicial bodies for appropriate action.
Magogo also urged that various stakeholders should comply for the love of the game or risk hazardous penalties.