FIFA Suspends Uganda’s Moses Magogo for Two Months

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World football governing body-FIFA has confirmed the two-month suspension of FUFA president Moses Magogo over the alleged sale of 2014 FIFA World Cup tickets.

This was revealed through a media release shared by FIFA Ethics Committee under the adjudicatory chamber.

“The chairman of the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has ratified the plea bargain entered into by Mr. Moses Hassim Magogo, President of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations and member of the Confederation of African Football Executive Committee, and the chairperson of the investigatory chamber”, read part of the communication from the FIFA Ethics Committee.

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The committee also revealed that an investigation into Mr Magogo was opened on 23 July 2018 related to the resale of 2014 FIFA World Cup™ tickets.

It is believed FUFA received the tickets from FIFA for distribution to Ugandan fans but according to a complaint filed by Makindye West MP, Allan Ssewanyana in 2017, Magogo is alleged to have sold the tickets to non-Ugandans.

Ssewanyana accused Magogo of violation and breach of the FIFA statutes, code of ethics and disciplinary code, under the articles 13, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22.

In accordance with art. 67 par.1 of the FIFA Code of Ethics, the parties mutually agreed on the following sanctions:

Magogo will be fined CHF 10,000 and will also face a two-month suspension from taking 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.

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