Magogo Succumbs to Pressure, Surrenders Fufa Titles Top story

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The original Fufa titles were reportedly taken to the IGG’s offices located on Parliamentary Avenue in Town by FUFA’s Chief Executive Officer Edgar Watson in the company of Fufa lawyers.

FUFA president Moses Magogo has finally succumbed to the orders of the Inspector General of Government (IGG) and handed in all the wanted Fufa original titles, two hours to the 5pm deadline.
 
According to Deputy IGG George Bamugemereire who is directly leading the investigations into the mismanagement of Fufa assets, Magogo handed in the documents at 3pm today.
 
The original Fufa titles were reportedly taken to the IGG’s offices located on Parliament Avenue in Kampala by FUFA’s Chief Executive Officer Edgar Watson in the company of Fufa lawyers.
 
Bamugemereire said with receipt of the wanted documents, the next step is to examine the documents before determining a way forward. The IGG had warned that Magogo risked being arrested and prosecuted for disobeying lawful orders if he had not heeded to today’s deadline.
 
The request for the original FUFA documents is intended to assist the IGG in carrying out wide investigations about  the mismanagement of Fufa assets and the management of football in Uganda by an illegal entity called Fufa Ltd, whose president is Magogo.
 
According to the IGG, the intended investigations follow several complaints lodged to the Inspectorate about the mismanagement of Fufa assets.
 
Some of the alleged mismanaged include;  Fufa house in Mengo, Fufa bus, changes if any in documents of titles to Fufa assets, management of government funds released to Fufa Ltd for purportedly carrying out activities that are supposed to be carried out by Fufa including but not limited to release of funds to the national football team, the Cranes.
 
The other assets that the IGG wants to investigate are; Fufa/Fufa Ltd bank accounts, accountability for all public funds, gate collections, funds released to Fufa Ltd by FIFA (the world football governing body), all sponsored funds given by for example MTN (U), Ltd and Airtel U Ltd.

Earliaer Magogo had defied the directive to surrender the documents saying among others that he does not have authorization to do so by the association membership as per the requirements of FUFA constitution.Magogo also said that the requests made by the IGG would paralyze ongoing activities of the football association with far reaching legal, operational and economic implications.

But last week, the deputy IGG George Bamugemereire warned that there would be no any other reminder to Magogo.