FIFA Ban Uganda FA Boss Magogo

Embattled Uganda FA boss Moses Hassim Magogo has been suspended by FIFA from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international for two months following a plea bargain reached between him and the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee of FIFA.

A FIFA statement said the “suspension became effective upon the validation of the agreement by the chairman of the adjudicatory chamber on 10 October 2019”.

Under the mutually agreed deal between both parties which FIFA say is in accordance with article 67 paragraph 1 of the FIFA Code of Ethics, Magogo who is also a member of Confederation of African Football Executive Committee, will also pay CHF 10,000 (ten thousand Swiss Francs) in fines.

The agreement comes on the back of a 23 July 2018 investigation into Magogo related to the resale of 2014 FIFA World Cup™ tickets.

The investigation into Magogo was predicated on 2017 petition which accused him of violating and breaching FIFA statutes, code of ethics and disciplinary code, under the articles 13, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22.

Under mounting pressure at home, Magogo recused himself from his position at the Uganda FA to allow proper investigation by FIFA ethics committee into the allegations.

The deal between both parties points to an admission of guilt on Magogo’s part and provides a face saving soft landing for the beleaguered football administrator.

It is not clear if he would return to his position at the helm of the Uganda FA upon fully serving his ban.