Match-fixing: Godfrey Lwesibawa Banned For Five Years

Uganda Sand Cranes and Gadaffi FC player Godfrey Lwesibawa has been banned for five years after being found guilty of match-fixing by the The FUFA Ethics and Disciplinary Committee.

“The FUFA Ethics and Disciplinary Committee has found former Gaddafi FC player Mr. Lwesibawa Godfrey guilty of violation of Articles 41 (Manipulation of football matches or competitions or match statistics),” read part of the judgement on Lwesibawa’s case.

The player also violated Article 24(3) (General Duties) and Article 42 (Failure to report) of the FUFA Ethics and Disciplinary Code.

According to thhe FUFA Ethics and Disciplinary Committee, they analysed and evaluated the evidence on file as Lwesibawa failed to file defence despite being invited by the Committee to do so.

“The Committee used evidence on file and found that he was involved in influencing the results of matches for betting purposes in violation of the FUFA Ethics and Disciplinary Code.”

“Mr. Lwesibawa Godfrey is hereby banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at the national level (administrative, sports or any other) for a period of five (5) years, as of notification of this decision.”

“Only the grounds of the decision can be appealed against.”

Lwesibawa is the third Gaddafi player to be implicated in the match-fixing scandal, after Mahad Yaya and Andrew Waiswa who have also been banned from taking part in any kind of football related activity for five years with immediate effect.

FUFA, however, did not reveal the exact match or matches the two said players influenced.

Also, Referee George Nkurunziza was also banned for ten years for influencing results.



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