George Nkurunziza: Suspended Referee Resigns

George Nkurunziza

George Nkurunziza has resigned from active refereeing, The-SportsNation can confirm.

Nkurunziza was suspended by FUFA in May this year over match-fixing claims.

His resignation comes after expiry of the three months ban, with FUFA yet to announce their final ruling.

“I write this to inform that from this day I resign from a active refereeing,” Nkurunziza wrote to FUFA Referee’s Manager.

“First of all I would wish to thank the almighty God who has blessed me up to today and my family for the tremendous support, I also thank the FA for the technical support it has been imparting into me.

“My special thanks go out to some instructors and some referees who have supported me through my nine-year journey to the supporters and well-wishers from the football fraternity may God bless you.”

Nkurunziza described the refereeing journey as “most treacherous” and one that “requires you to produce oceans of
submissiveness and loyalty in return of servitude to the most ungracious humans.”

Earlier sources told The-SportsNation that Nkurunziza was going to be banned for over 10 years, a decision that did not sit well with the lanky referee who decided to leave the role.

He was suspended with fellow referee Deogracious Ojok alongside players Andrew Waiswa, Mahad Yaya, Godfrey Lwesibawa, Saleh Magada, Franco Oringa and Abdallah Mwima.



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