CAF fines FUFA over safety regulation violations.

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By Alex Bossa

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) fined FUFA to a tune of $4000 after the federation failed to control it’s fans in the last home game of the AFCON 2020 qualifier against Burkina Faso.

A CAF report indicated that a number of fans were seen standing in one section which violates section 7 of FIFA’s safety and security Regulations.  Part 3 (K) cautions hosts to control behaviour of the spectators  including  the likelihood of pitch invasion, violence or standing in seated areas.

This was confirmed by the FUFA executive committee member Rogers Mulindwa who was addressing the nation on one of the local radio stations.

Mr Mulindwa also elaborated on the reason as to why the federation decided to put some restrictions on candidates intending to stand for various executive posts. He said that, “For the game to grow, we need the people who understand the game”.

It should be noted that in 2013, the federation decided to put guidelines to those who were intending to stand for the FUFA presidency and among those was the “seven year rule”. One was supposed to have held a managerial position or been a board member of a recognised soccer set up to compete for presidency. This eliminated a number of candidates who included the likes of Mark Sali and Allan Ssewanyana from the race.

According to Mulindwa, this act was intended to eliminate politicians who had a desire for the hot seat for their political gains and not for the good of the game.

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