FIFA Suspends, Fines FUFA President Magogo Shs37m  For Abuse Of Office

FIFA Suspends, Fines FUFA President Magogo Shs37m For Abuse Of Office

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By Andrew Irumba

World football governing body Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has Thursday October 10, 2019 suspended Moses Hashim Magogo, the president of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA).

A statement issued by FIFA on their official website indicates that Magogo has been suspended for two months and slapped with a fine of 10,000 Swiss Francs (about Shs37m) after he was found guilty of abuse of office.

Statement from FIFA about Magogo suspension

The statement reads thus; “The chairman of the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has ratified the plea bargain entered into by Mr Moses Hassim Magogo, President of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations and member of the Confederation of African Football Executive Committee, and the chairperson of the investigatory chamber.

An investigation into Mr Magogo was opened on 23 July 2018 related to the resale of 2014 FIFA World Cup™ tickets.

In accordance with art. 67 par.1 of the FIFA Code of Ethics the parties have mutually agreed on the following sanctions:

·  A fine of CHF 10,000.

·  A two-month suspension from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level. 

The suspension became effective upon the validation of the agreement by the chairman of the adjudicatory chamber on 10 October 2019.

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