French Interpol Bosses for Uganda Match-Fixing Saga

The fight over beds at the NRM retreat taking place at the National Leadership Institute (NALI) in Kyankwanzi has worsened, viagra help with a female legislator condemning what she termed as “insults” and “bullying” by her colleagues.

Florence Nebanda Andiru, medicine 29, on Thursday opened up on reports that she flexed with Kyankwanzi MP Ann Nankabirwa over a bed the former had reserved for Buvuma lawmaker, Egunyu Nantume.

“No matter what leadership position you are in, it’s very important to respect a colleague whether short, tall, small, fat or disabled,” Nebanda blasted her tormentors.

NRM spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo told Chimpreports on Thursday morning that Nebanda and Nankabirwa were involved in a “slight misunderstanding” over the facilities at the political education training centre.

Opondo admitted that, “it was unnecessary for the MPs to engage in the fracas. It was uncalled for. If you don’t have facilities, you ask for NALI staff to assist you.”

However, Nebanda believes that elderly female legislators are irrespective of younger MPs.

She said, “Provoking, insulting and bullying in my eyes is totally unacceptable. We are all equal and voted by people.”

The MP said the arrogance exhibited by her colleagues must stop.


The latest development underscores Andiru’s character trait of resisting injustice.

Her departed elder sister Cerinah Nebanda was outspoken on fighting corruption, abuse of power and injustice.

It is understood several MPs especially Hanifa Kawooya heckled at Nebanda during the Tuesday night saga.
Nine weeks gone in vain after Interpol wrote to the Uganda football governing body Fufa to ask it to assist in investigations into allegations the Uganda Cranes threw a match, and top Interpol experts from Lyon, France have been assigned to the case.

A source close to Asan Kasingye, the Assistant Inspector General of Police and Director of Interpol reveal the experts will be in Uganda soon but didn’t reveal when or how they will conduct their investigations into allegations that Ugandan players threw the country’s Africa Cup of Nations final group match against Guinea on November 19, 2014.

“We take these allegations seriously and we want to isolate these gangs,” Mr Kasingye is quoted as saying.  It may not be Ugandan players alone that are involved in this, but also the match officials and international match fixers so Interpol is sending experts from Europe.”

When contacted recently, Fufa chief executive office Edgar Watson would neither discuss the claims of match fixing nor the knowledge that Interpol’s Integrity in Sport Division was sending officials to Kampala to probe the Guinea-Uganda match, which was played in Casablanca, Morocco. ChimpReport understands the local football governing body, which also manages the affairs of the national team, is dragging its feet over the claims.

Uganda Cranes players stretch during training at Namboole last year
Uganda Cranes players stretch during training at Namboole last year

Interpol says the most notorious match fixing syndicates are based in Singapore, and they have not only infiltrated premier and lower tier leagues in Holland, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Spain and Turkey but have now found a new haven in Africa targeting international fixtures, including group matches in the qualifying campaigns for tournaments. Last year, for example, Sierra Leone banned its former captain Ibrahim Kargbo indefinitely over alleged attempts to fix a June 2008 qualifier against South Africa.

Closer to home, former Zimbabwe national team defender Guthrie Zhokinyi was in 2012 banned for life for his role in match-fixing matches during the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup held in Kenya in 2009.

Just like the main suspect here, Andy Mwesigwa (culpable in the run-up to both goals before being sent off), Zhokinyi captained the national side during the tourney and was instrumental in negotiating for money to fix matches.

The Uganda Premier League is also a threat of match-fixing because of betting that is not done in a proper manner to ensure that no one involved in football is allowed to bet.

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