The federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) president, Moses Magogo will step aside for two months to allow FIFA investigate the alleged sale of the 2014 World Cup tickets.
This was revealed at the annual FUFA General Assembly that was held on Saturday, 28th September in Adjumani district.
Speaking in front of several delegates, Government official and Journalists, Magogo made the revelation that shocked many.
“At the beginning of this Assembly, said that I have good news to tell you, started Magogo.
“The good news is that there is a case that was filed to FIFA to tarnish the person of the president.
“It (case) can go on for ages but to dispose it off once and for all, I was advised to step aside for two months as the investigations go on.
“I am very sure that the truth will be known and I will be able to bounce back.”
The said case was filled by Katwe FC president Allan Ssewanyana who also doubles as the Makindye West Member of Parliament.
Ssewanyana who is also the shadow Minister for Sports in the opposition government petitioned Magogo over the alleged sale of tickets that were allocated to Uganda ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The petition was filed on 30th May 2017 to the FIFA Ethics and Integrity Committee.
It should be noted that for every FIFA World Cup tournament, a particular number of tickets is allocated to each federation prior to the championship.
In Uganda’s case 177 tickets were allocated but none, according to Ssewanyana were sold to Ugandans.
The news of Magogo’s stepping aside shocked the Nation and football fraternity and it remains to be seen where it all ends.
However, it was revealed on Saturday that FUFA first vice president Justus Mugisha will deputize for Magogo in his absence.