FBL: Emunyu Dents Saints’ Promotion Hopes in Soroti

Saints vs Soroti first leg(5-0)

High Court in Kampala this morning has convicted six out of the nine former MTN workers, mind buy information pills implicated in a massive Shs 3.1 billion fraud.

The case was running concurrently with yet another one at the Anti-Corruption Court in Kololo, information pills where six others are also accused of defrauding the telecom company of Shs 10.2 billion.

In both cases, the former company workers are accused to taking advantage of a frail MTN Mobile Money system named Fundamo, to generate fake e-money, which they went on to cash through various mobile money accounts in and out of Kampala.

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High Court today presided over by Justice Paul Mugamba, concluded that six of the nine in the second case were found liable according to the evidence adduced since the case was opened back in January 2013.

Those who were found guilty are; Joseph Joshua Magombe a MTN mobile money agent, Daniel Ssegujja a sales representative, and Irene Kauma a sales executive for Essy Mobile Money.

The others are Edrisa Sserunkuma of Kawempe a city suburb, Henry Matovu a self-employed businessman of Seguku and Peter Ayebale a cleaner.

The same court acquitted Jerome Okecho, Joshua Kulaba and Mary Nasejje who were found not liable of the seven counts related to the scandal.

Justice Mugamba has set tomorrow, Tuesday as the day when he will sentence the accused each in accordance with the gravity of their involvement in the fraud.



The Saints Fc hopes of a direct promotion place suffered a major setback after the Namboole side was beaten 2-1 by Soroti Garage in Soroti.

The hosts did not show any signs of fear, page attacking Saints Fc from the word go with the first chance coming just 30 seconds from kickoff, about it when Paul Emunyu was brought down by Saints Skipper, Geoffrey Bwire inside the forbidden area and the referee did not hesitate to point at the spot.

Emunyu then converted the resulting penalty in the second minute firing on the top left corner beyond Male’s reach for the opener. The Saints retaliated a minute later through a beautiful pass from Aziz Mubiru but Sam Matovu was too slow to beat the keeper.

The Saints survived another scare on the 24th minute when Male was rounded only for Bwire to clear from the goal line. Coach Twinamatsiko then introduced Vianne Sekagujo for Ivan Okot desperate for an early equalizer.  But the change was not fruitful until the break.

Emunyu doubles the lead

Saints resumed with the second change of the day, Nicholas Odong replacing Robert kasolo . The change seemed positive with the sub coming close twice only to be denied by the wood work and the keeper’s brilliance.

On the 70th minute Odong made good ‘one-two’ passes through soroti’s defense only to be cleared, with it resulting into a speedy left counter attack but Bwire intercepted for a corner kick. Emunyu headed the resultant corner passed the whole Saints’ defense into the net sending the Soroti fans abuzz.

Alex Kitata extended his tally to thirteen, just five minutes to time but it only remained to be called a consolation goal for the visitors.

“It was a bad day but we blame the officiating, maybe there was a third party involved,” the Saints coach Twinamatsiko told Chimpreports through a phone call.

The Saints now remain at 51 points after 22 games, one below leaders Jinja Municipal who travel to Zombo to face Paidha before they both clash on Thursday 7th May in what may turn to be the title decider. Saints will face Namasagali FC on Sunday 3rd May in Namboole in their next game.

Saints XI: Ramadan Male, Denis Rukundo, Robert Kasolo, Geoffrey Bwire, Aziz Mubiru, Ivan Okot, Joseph Kasekende, Sam Matovu, Kamada Ssebagala, Fred Kyambadde, Bukenya Kitata.



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