A SCOTTISH football manager could lose his job leading an African football team unless he signs a form condemning gays.
Bobby Williamson, the former Rangers and
y other football coach in the country, must sign a code of conduct which "denounces any support or involvement in sodomy related acts".
The game's ruling body acted after Isaac Omalla, a player with Horizon FC, reported his manager, Charles Ayeko, to the police, claiming to have been sexually assaulted by the older man following a match during the inter-regional championships in Lira.
Ugandan newspapers have alleged there is a homosexual culture among some players.
Williamson's employers, the Ugandan FA (FUFA), have now launched a campaign against homosexuality, insisting that all coaches take part. "We are going to address (sodomy] in the code of conduct," said Stone Kyambadde, the vice-chairman of the Ugandan Coaches Association.
"The code will denounce any support or involvement in sodomy-related acts."
He was backed up by FUFA spokesman, Rogers Mulindwa. "We totally condemn it," he said. "We want evidence to pin the people involved. It's here that we will start the clean-up."
Williamson, who has managed Kilmarnock, Hibernian, Plymouth Argyle and
FUFA's document represents something of a moral dilemma for the 47-year-old Scot, who has spoken out against discrimination during his managerial career. He is popular in
"Sodomy is a criminal offence over there but this is the first I've heard of any code of conduct," he said. "Until FUFA speak to me about that it's a hypothetical matter and I'll reserve my views until I'm approached.
"What I will say is that you have to abide by the law of the land in whichever country you happen to be working in.
"There has been a lot of talk about homosexuality in the game in
However, FUFA's actions are unlikely to win the approval of FIFA, the sport's ultimate governing body. While no one at their
The Ugandan football authorities have acted even though the country could be expelled from FIFA if it attempts to enforce the policy.