Match fixing stories connecting UPL club onduparaka FC have taken a new twist.
A report in Daily Monitor, by Andrew Mwanguhya, has revealed that the Carterpillars were offered $10000 to lose a league game against Tooro United.
This comes after the club issued out a long statement claiming that they were approached by ‘persons whose sole agenda is to manipulate league games with promises of huge sums of money.’
In the statement, Onduparaka didn’t cite the persons.
Onduparaka patron Bernard Atiku, speaking to the Daily Monitor, said that they will be exposing the persons because they have their contacts and recordings.
It is reported that the persons also approached club Chairman Benjamin Nyakuni prior to the games against Tooro United and Kyetume FC.
Club’s head of Marketing and communications Mercy Grace Manduru told Daily Monitor that the fixer called their chairman requesting the club to fix the game.
“We want to help you manage your games and we will be paying you heavily for it. We are working with other clubs in the league,” said the fixer, as reported by Monitor.
“For example, for the Tooro game, if you allow to be beaten 3-0 in the first half we will give you $10,000 (Shs37m).”
It remains to be known whether Football governing body FUFA and other stakeholders will pick keen interest in the matter.