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FUFA Slaps Referee Kiweewa With 5-Year Ban

Embattled referee Emmanuel Kiweewa has received a five-year ban from FUFA ethics committee.

This is the latest of events that started with a leaked audio of referee Kiweewa asking for a bribe from UMU ahead of the finals of the University Football league.

Consequently, on October 22 2019, a standing referees committee quickly gave Kiweewa an indefinite ban as they continued with the investigations.

On Friday afternoon, 94 days since the initial ban, a suspension of five years has been effected after completion of the investigation into the matter.

The ruling from FUFA:

“FUFA Ethics Committee has banned referee Kiweewa Emmanuel from taking part in any football related activities for five years.

“The committee found Kiweewa guilty of soliciting undue financial advantage in an effort to influence match results of the game between Uganda Martyrs University and St Lawrence contrary to the FUFA Ethics Code.”

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In the recording Kiweewa, talking to UMU coach Noah Mugerwa, asks for one million shillings bribe so as to ease the game for them against St Lawrence to qualify for the finals.

Fast forward, St Lawrence edge UMU Nkozi to set up a final with eventual winners UCU.

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