Chan 2016: Ssonko Handed Semi Final Duty

Referee Mark Ssonko

Uganda premier league leaders KCCA FC has issued a statement in the progress of coach Sam Ssimbwa’s case in which he was allegedly recorded on an audio clip while uttering statements  about his personal misconduct in matches.

KCCA FC had earlier on  requested the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) to conduct investigations into the allegations and authenticity of the recording.

In turn, malady the Fufa Disciplinary, dosage Ethics and Integrity Committee contacted the Lugogo-based club to to file a statement and submit a copy of CD of the recording for further scrutiny which was done on the 29th of January 2016.

KCCA FC had opted to resolve the matter internally but later admitted that, healing “We (KCCA FC) had committed to have this process concluded by the 31st of January 2016 on the understanding that the investigations would be conducted internally, which is no longer the case. We now wait for the committee to conclude the process and advise us.

“In the meantime, Mr. Simbwa Bamweyana Sam shall remain suspended from work until the
investigations are complete.”

The Allegations
According to the audio recording, a voice that is similar to that of  Ssimbwa is overheard telling a group of people that ‘he’ pays match officials to influence football games to KCCA FC’s favor.
Veteran Ugandan referee, page Mark Ssonko will be on duty on Tuesday in the first semi final match between DR Congo and West African debutants Guinea at the Amahoro stadium.

Ssonko is the first assistant to Kenya’s Davis Omweno who is in charge of the game. Petrousse Hensley from Seychelles will act as the second assistant while the fourth official will be Moroccan Nourdin El Jafaary.

DR Congo narrowly cruised past Rwanda 2-1 in the last eight while Guinea had a 5-4 advantage against Chipolopolo of Zambia after post match penalties. The game played to a barren draw after 120 minutes.

The other Semi final is a West African affair pitting Ivory Coast against Mali. Both games will be played in Kigali.

Match officials for Semi finals 

Wednesday 3rd February.
DR. Congo vs Guinea -5PM
Centre Referee:-Davies Omweno
1st Asst.- Mark Ssonko
2nd Asst.- Petrousse Hensley
4th official- Nourdin El Jafaary

Thursday 4th February.
Mali vs Ivory Coast -5PM
Centre Referee:-Nourdin Ibrahim
1st Asst.- Marengula Arsenio
2nd Asst.- Ahmed Hossa
4th official-Bamlak


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