Football

Match Fixing Scandal: Coach Paul Nkata Exonerated

World Football governing body, FIFA, has cleared Ugandan coach Paul Nkata from recent match fixing scandal.

Uganda’s FA, FUFA, has confirmed the development via their social media platforms that Nkata was not involved during the scandal at Kakamega Homeboyz.

This comes just days after FIFA handed bans to former Kakamega Homeboyz players where Uganda’s George Mandela received a life ban.

“FIFA dismisses all charges against Ugandan coach Paul Nkata in the matter they investigated on for allegedly getting involved in unlawful influencing of match results in Kenya,” FUFA posted.

“The disciplinary proceedings initiated against the coach have also been closed by the world soccer governing body.”

Nkata was accused by Kakamega owner Cleophas Shimanyula of receiving cash to influence the outcome of top-flight matches.

The match fixing games involved Kakamega Homeboyz against Sony Sugar and Mathare United.

Consequently, Nkata fled Kenya in January 2019 after Kakamega Homeboyz before being appointed by Mbarara City FC.

He has also had coaching spells with SC Villa, KCCA and URA FC.

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