FIFA: Magogo Suspended, Fined After Pleading Guilty

World Football governing body, the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has on Thursday suspended FUFA boss Eng Moses Hashim Magogo.

Magogo, during a recently concluded 95th FUFA general assembly held in Adjumani, had announced that he will be stepping aside to allow FIFA carry out thorough investigations over the alleged sale of World Cup tickets.

FIFA has confirmed that Magogo is barred from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level, and will pay CHF 10,000 (Swiss Francs), an equivalent of Sh37M

“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,” reads a statement on FIFA website.

“An investigation into Mr Magogo was opened on 23 July 2018 related to the resale of 2014 FIFA World Cup™ tickets. In accordance with art. 67 par.1 of the FIFA Code of Ethics, the parties have mutually agreed on the following sanctions:

“A fine of CHF 10,000.
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.”

Magogo who left Justus Mugisha in charge, is expected to return to office at Mengo on December 10, 2019.

The said petition was filed by MP Allan Ssewanyana on 30th May 2017 to the Fifa Ethics and Integrity Committee.



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