FIFA Suspends Magogo, Fines Him Shs 37M Over Fraudulent Sale of Tickets


FUFA President, Eng Moses Magogo.
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International football governing body, FIFA, has suspended the President of Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA), Eng Moses Magogo, over allegations that he fraudulently sold the 2014 FIFA World Cup tickets.

A statement published on the official FIFA website states that the chairman of the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has ratified the plea bargain entered into by Moses Magogo.

“An investigation into Mr Magogo was opened on 23 July 2018 related to the resale of 2014 FIFA World Cup™ tickets,” the statement reads.

FIFA says that in accordance with Article  67 par.1 of the FIFA Code of Ethics, the parties have mutually agreed on slapping sanctions on the FUFA boss which include a two-month suspension.

Magogo has also been fined CHF 10,000 (Swiss Francs) which is equivalent to Shs 37m.

FIFA has suspended Magogo for two-month and he will in this period not take part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level.

“The suspension became effective upon the validation of the agreement by the chairman of the adjudicatory chamber on 10 October 2019,” FIFA adds.

In September, Magogo stepped down as FUFA President and was replaced by the FUFA VP (Administration), Justus Mugisha who is serving in acting capacity.

Magogo’s stepped down during the 95th FUFA Ordinary Assembly held at the Multi-Purpose Hall in Adjumani, West Nile, to allow FIFA investigate the allegations of involving in the illicit trading of 2014 World Cup tickets.

 

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