Uganda’s Magogo suspended over 2014 World Cup ticket resale scandal

October 11 – FIFA have suspended Uganda FA president Moses Magogo from all football-related activity for two months for his role in the resale of World Cup tickets. The football official has also been slapped with a $10,000 fine.

Magogo, the boss of Ugandan football, was punished by FIFA for reselling tickets relating to the 2014 World Cup. He had taken office in 2013.  It was Allan Ssewanyana, Uganda’s shadow Sports Minister, who informed FIFA of the illegal resale, according to local media.

FIFA said Magogo had entered into a plea bargain with the organisation. “An investigation into Mr Magogo was opened on 23 July 2018 related to the resale of 2014 World Cup tickets,” FIFA said in a statement.

Magogo was still allowed to contest Confederation of African Football elections, gaining a place on the body’s Executive Committee in July, during the investigation.

His suspension will expire on December 10.

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