Uganda: FIFA's deadline for explanation on illegal sale of Uganda's 2014 World Cup tickets expires

Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - The world football governing body, FIFA, has given the President of the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA), Moses Magogo, until Monday, 19 June, 2017, to formally submit his defence against claims that he engaged in the illegal sale of the 2014 World Cup tickets.

According to local media reports, the ultimatum is contained in a letter to FUFA from the chairperson of the investigating chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee, Maria Claudia Rojas.

"FIFA has started preliminary investigations into allegations that the President of the Ugandan football association, Moses Magogo, was involved in the illegal sale of 2014 World Cup tickets held in Brazil."

Further information is needed in relation to documentation of the alleged sale of tickets not later than 19 June. And also, a defence from Magogo is needed not later than 19 June," FIFA's letter, dated 9 June, to Magogo partly reads.

The reports said Magogo was not available to react to the allegation.

But FUFA spokesman Ahmed Hussein said at the weekend that they had not received any letter from FIFA on the deadline for filing his defence.
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19 june 2017 14:33:38

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