Former Sports Club Villa president Joseph Mbazzi Muguluma popularly known as Ben Misagga has claimed that suspended FUFA President Moses Magogo is using Villa fans to bail him out.
This follows recent actions by a section of SC Villa fans carrying placards praising Magogo during a league game between Villa and Tooro United at Bombo.
The Villa fans also carried the placards against Bright Stars days later.
Magogo was recently banned by FIFA from all football activities for two months and fined Sh37M after entering a plea-bargain with the World Football governing body for illegally selling World Cup tickets overseas that were meant for Ugandans for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Writing for his blog, the outspoken Misagga who is an official for Big league club Nyamityobora FC described Magogo as a shrewd character who has mastered the art of intrigue and manipulation.
“He is trying to use these fellows to show he still holds support amongst football stakeholders in spite of the overwhelming evidence to show otherwise, ask yourself why is he using SC Villa and not KCCA which has benefited more from his time in office he even gave them 1000$ each CECAFA Kagame cup player, or even supporters of Express FC,” reads Misagga’s comments in part.
Misagga showed his discontent about the current Villa management that “seems to be playing along Magogo’s game to create a fake idea that he is popular.”
He asked Villa to come out and condemn the acts of the three individuals using its name to airbrush Magogo’s fraud.
“I’m even informed that FUFA has set aside more than Sh50m to print pro-Magogo T-shirts to give them away to unsuspecting fans for Uganda’s game against Malawi on November 17,” Misagga added.
“All this is done at a time when clubs are financially struggling to stay aloft in the Uganda Premier League (UPL). Such funds would be useful to refurbish stadiums destroyed by the heavy rains of recent.
“It is on that background that I urge the Auditor General’s office to take keen interest in Fufa accounts because we cannot entrust a self-confessed thief with managing the billions of shillings government pumps into football.”