Former CEO of URA FC Ivan Kakembo has petitioned to both Police and FUFA against coach Sam Ssimbwa in a bid to clear his name.
Kakembo, who left his role at URA FC after the expiry of his contract last year in December, has been at loggerheads with Ssimbwa with issues stemming from player recruitment at the club.
Kakembo seeks to investigate on allegations made by Ssimbwa in his remarks during the post match interview after the club’s 2-0 win against SC Villa in the second round opener of UPL at Arena of Vision Stadium Ndejje.
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Ssimbwa accused Kakembo of being part of the problems which led to team’s average performance in the first round of the league.
“We are going to play better this second round, that I can assure. We had many problems in the first round and Kakembo was one of them,” Ssimbwa said on Tuesday at Bombo.
In a document released by Kakembo through his sports Management Company known as DOSTIVA, he wants Police CID Headquarter and FUFA CEO to Investigate Coach’s allegations.
“As your all aware, there is a post video interview circulating on Twitter and other social media platforms of the URA FC head coach Sam Ssimbwa making baseless allegations that his poor performance of team in the 1st round of the Startimes Uganda Premier League was partly of the problems I caused.
As a football administrator and stakeholder, I have an obligation to protect the beautiful game and the coach makes a very serious indictment on the sporting integrity of the 1st round match day results of URA FC and the coach must explain further how I was a problem to him achieving his results as i was never involved on his field of play affairs.
I have further, petitioned the police CID Headquarter to investigate his allegations and also petitioned the FUFA CEO to instruct the competitions disciplinary panel to further investigate the coaches allegations as they bring the beautiful game into disrepute and we will keep you updated on the progress of this matter”.
Kakembo, via his tweeter handle, said that he denied Ssimbwa ‘his budget of bribing refeeres.”
URA FC re-appointing Bridget Nakayenga as Kakembo’s successor, on a temporary basis.
In the first round, URA managed to win only 4 games out of the 15 played, finishing in 6th position.