The Federation of Uganda Football Association has summoned George Ssemwogerere over allegations of match fixing.
Simulala like he is commonly known, was recently fired by the Red Eagles and replaced by Wasswa Bbosa following a string o poor results that also included a 6-1 loss away to Police FC.
After Ssemwogerere’s departure, he resorted to writing a weekly column in one of the local news papers (Bukedde), one that he has been drafting for a while now.
On February 23, an article written by him appeared in the daily claiming that there had been conspiracy between a unnamed Express FC official and a referee so as to ensure that the club loses it’s second round game at home to Proline.
“Before our match with Proline FC, one of the officials called the referee and promised him huge sums of money if we (Express FC) lose the game but fortunately, God enabled us to win, wrote Ssemwogerere.
“The same referee called me and told me what was going on an in turn reported to my boss who followed up on the situation and unearthed the truth but just sat on it even after knowing what the club official had done.
“I rang the Federation (FUFA) and told them about what was going on and they changed the referee.”
A statement released by FUFA on Friday morning states that Ssemwogerere’s actions contravene the FUFA Ethics code and hence the summon.
Ssemwogerere will now have to appear before the Committee on Monday 16, at FUFA House Mengo, so as to provide more information about his statements.