Referee Emmanuel Kiweewa is in hot soup.
Kiweewa has been suspended by the FUFA referees standing committee following incidents in the University Football league match between Uganda Martyrs University (Nkozi) and St Lawrence on October 18.
The referee is accused of asking for a bribe prior to the game so as to influence the result in favour of UMU.
This follows a leaked audio where Kiweewa is heard asking for a bribe of Sh1M while speaking on phone with a UMU official.
UMU lost 2-3 on penalties after a one all draw in normal time with goalkeeper Gita Musa saving three penalties to send his side to the finals where they will face UCU.
A statement from the the FRSC reads:
“The FUFA referees standing committee has been made aware of allegations against you following the incidents in the context of the University league match between Uganda Martyrs University Vs St Lawrence University played on October 18, 2019 at Nkozi grounds of which the details are that you contacted a University official soliciting for a bribe so as to manipulate or influence the results of the aforementioned match.
” The FRSC meeting that sat on the October 22 2019 has made the following decisions
- That you are hereby suspended indefinitely from exercising your duties as a referee from the date of this letter pending completion of the investigation into the matter.
- That the matter be forwarded to the FUFA Ethics investigatory chamber the body mandated go conduct the investigation.
- That once the investigations are complete FRSC will be advised of the findings.
Kiweewa has officiated UPL games this season as well including a season opener between Kyetume FC and SC Villa, which was played under floodlights at Namboole.