FUFA Bans controversial referee for 15 years
Monday – The FUFA Ethics and Disciplinary Committee on Monday banned referee Kalibala John Bosco from ‘taking part in any kind of football related activity at national level (administrative, sports or any other) for a period of fifteen years (15) for breaching FUFA Ethics and Disciplinary Code.‘
Kalibala was found guilty of receiving bribes to influence Uganda Premier League match No. 59 Tooro United v UPDF played on 30th November 2021, investigation into Match No. 90 Gaddafi FC Vs Onduparaka FC played on 21st December 2021 as well as his own admissions.
According to FUFA, this will act as a deterrent to others who may want to engage in the same act.
“The decision was based on FUFA’s zero tolerance against all kinds of match manipulation and or match fixing, the need for sanctions to serve as a deterrent to other individuals, the need to maintain the integrity of the sport, and the threat match fixing poses to sports competitions,” FUFA statement partly read.
However, the committee hinted that further investigations are ongoing as more cases are being received about the same referee.