13 December 2012

Uganda: FUFA, Williamson Condemn Sodomy in Ugandan Football

Fufa spokesperson Rogers Mulindwa has warned that "any official found guilty of engaging in acts of sodomy will be dismissed from the office with immediate effect," writes Elly Kyeyune. The development comes hot on the heels of a graphic revelation of how former Cranes team manager Chris Mubiru sodomised several young men. It's also been reported in several quarters that Mubiru engaged several footballers and some officials into the act.

However, Fufa had taken the matter lightly on the basis of 'lack of evidence' but the recent graphic details of Mubiru's actions have prompted the federation to act. Mulindwa didn't reveal how Fufa plans to investigate those involved but Cranes coach Bobby Williamson also weighed in with a stern warning to players.

"I will not stand by any player who involves himself in such acts," he said.

In 2004, then Cranes coach Mohamod Abbas asked Fufa to dismiss Mubiru over allegations of sodomy but it wasn't done immediately but at a later stage. Meanwhile, the Uganda Cranes Initiative (UCI has asked Fufa to prepare the national team for international friendly games as they seek to keep players fit ahead of Uganda's next competitive fixture away to Liberia in March 2013.

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