FUFA bans another referee for 10 years over match fixing

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David GOMBE

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has banned referee Opio Deogracious for 10 years over match fixing.

The FUFA Ethics and Disciplinary Committee has found referee Mr. Opio Deogracious guilty of violation of Articles 41 (Manipulation of football matches or competitions or match statistics), Article 24(3) (General Duties) and Article 42 (Failure to report) of the FUFA Ethics and Disciplinary Code.

The Committee stated that basing on the evidence Opio was involved in activities aimed at arranging or influencing the results of matches for betting purposes in violation of the FUFA Ethics and Disciplinary Code.

Opio has banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at the national level (administrative, sports or any other) for a period of ten (10) years, as of notification of this decision.

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He joins Referee George Nkurunziza who was also banned by the Federation for 10 years.

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