By Allan Damba
Former Uganda Cranes player Suleiman ‘Mike’ Mutyaba has dragged Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) president, Moses Magogo to the State House Anti-Corruption Unit over accountability issues.
In the letter to Col. Edith Nakalema, the head of the unit, Mutyaba complained about several things that the FUFA President has come short of concerning managing association funds.
“I bring this complaint severally and jointly against Moses Magogo, the FUFA president and FUFA for acts of corruption, exploitation, discrimination, diversion of public resources and abuse of office contrary to Sections 2,6 and 11 of the Anti-Corruption act, 2009,” Mutyaba’s appeal read.
Mutyaba highlighted that president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni pledged and gave a monthly contribution of UGX 50,000,000 to the Uganda Cranes but says the players only received the supposed UGX1,000,000 for the first four months.
“I have since learnt that FUFA continues to receive the said money, but it does not remit the same to the beneficiaries now for two years,” he stated.
The former KCCA FC player further complained that the list released by FUFA on April 8, 2021, showing players’ salaries between July 2018 – March 2021, is a false allegation and that the players have not received the money as claimed.
He cited himself as a case in point stressing that he has never received the UGX 12.9 million that the association claimed to have paid him.
In the letter, Mutyaba pushes further that the 2019 FUFA Drum winners Acholi Province is yet to be paid their UGX 40 million prize money despite it being budgeted for by the association.
He goes ahead to highlight many unpaid monies by FUFA including, USD 2000 to each player that participated in the match against Mali in 2017 in Gabon.
Still, Mutyaba claims that USD 1000, USD 1500 and USD 1000 to each player that participated in matches against Tanzania (September 2018), Congo Brazzaville (2018) and Morocco (CHAN 2021) respectively are all yet to be paid.
Additionally, Mutyaba understands that the players who participated in the 2019 U17 AFCON qualifiers and at the 2021 U20 AFCON finals have never received their allowances.
The Ex-Vipers SC player thereby requests ‘a forensic audit into the financial management and appropriation of funds FUFA received from the government and the State House’.
All attention turns to whether Col. Nakalema’s office will justly look into the matter and promptly make a report into the ledgers at the FUFA House.