Friday Oct 11, 2019. 11:00
Uganda Football Association President Moses Magogo has been handed a two-month suspension and fined 10,000 Swiss francs for his involvement in a ticket sale scandal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The sanction was confirmed by FIFA on Thursday, with the relatively light sentence coming after Magogo pleaded guilty to the charges.
Around 177 tickets were allocated to the Uganda Football Association, some for prime matches during the tournament, but these found their way into the hands of supporters, with some potentially sold for around US$1,000.
“In accordance with art. 67 par.1 of the FIFA Code of Ethics, the parties have mutually agreed on the following sanctions: a fine of 10,000 Swiss Francs and a two-month suspension from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level,” stated the FIFA letter.
Magogo reportedly admitted his guilt and entered into a plea bargain with FIFA to gain a lesser sentence, but could have potentially implicated others in the scheme.