Thursday, July 2, 2009

Football Purge

FUFA bans Ayieko over sodomy claims

Wednesday, 1st July, 2009


By Swalley Kenyi

FUFA has slapped an indefinite suspension on tactician Charles ‘Mbuzi’ Ayieko over sodomy allegations.

The suspension comes at a time Police in Lira is investigating the Horizon FC coach on allegations he attempted to sodomise brothers Isaac Omara and David Doii two weeks ago.

Ayieko denied the accusations in Lira.

FUFA coaches commission secretary Stone Kyambadde announced the clampdown on Ayieko at the weekly PostBank FUFA press conference at Mengo yesterday.

The move means Ayieko, who was said to be joining Super League side Iganga TC will not proceed with negotiations with the club.

“I was in Lira. I saw what happened and as a way of protecting our profession, we thought it right to suspend him pending investigations,” Kyambadde said.

FUFA publicist Rogers Mulindwa added that they had requested Police to transfer the case to Kampala to allow a close follow up.

He warned that the decision against Ayieko was the beginning of tougher measures FUFA will take to rid football of allegations of homosexuality. But he contends that it was going to be a huge task to achieve because of lack of concrete evidence.

FUFA last week vowed to tackle the homosexual bug by placing tough conditions for coaches.

The coaches’ commission will kick off the campaign effective next season, with its members signing a code of conduct which will have an article that denounces any support or involvement in sodomy-related acts.

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