Friday Mar 31, 2017. 10:30
Former Uganda Cranes captain George Ssemogerere and another ex-footballer Dan Walusimbi were on Thursday released from jail.
Mwanga II Grade One magistrate, Esther Nyadoi released the duo on a cash-bail of about US$135 each. The two former players were remanded at the Luzira Prison on March 15 after they reportedly trespassed at the Uganda FA headquarters at Mengo.
A group of ex-footballers including Ssemogerere and Walusimbi have been demanding for changes at the Uganda FA since last year where they allege that some property of the Federation has been registered in private names.
The duo’s lawyer Allan Mulindwa told court that his clients were responsible citizens who had served the country with diligence. He also made it clear that his clients were football leaders at national level and will not disappear when given bail.
Walusimbi, a former SC Villa and professional player in Sweden told MTNFootball.com that they will continue to fight for Ugandan football. “We have told the Sports Minister about the problem at the FA, but he has chosen to side with them,” added Walusimbi.
Ssemogerere one of the longest serving Uganda Cranes captain was also coach of Somalia’s national team in 2014. The Mwanga Court in Mengo set May 4, 2017 for the duo to re-appear.