Afcon Q: Egyptians to Referee Burkina Faso, Cranes Clash


The Deputy Resident District Commissioner Vincent Kamugisha has said that the Uganda Police Force has itself to blame for the level of insecurity in different parts of the country that appears to be getting out of hand.

During a press conference on security at his office in Mbarara town, buy more about the RDC said that the police was not entirely blameless in the recent spate of violence in the Rwenzori region where up to six civilians were shot dead by police and army officers, sick apparently in self defense.

Kamugisha went on to cite last Monday’s shooting in Kiruhura district in which two bodaboda cyclists were killed by a police officer in a scuffle, noting that all this pointed to weaknesses on the side of police.

The two were shot dead after an officer opened fire on a group of cyclists that had stormed a police post in Kanoni trading center, looking for a suspected criminal accused of stealing a motorcycle.

“How rational is opening fire on a group of unarmed people who are complaining about a criminal that you are trying to protect, when you have several other ways of containing such a mob?” wondered Kamugisha at the press conference.

“This is why people resort to mob justice, because they cannot trust you anymore. They people have lost trust in the police,” he added.

A combination of lack of professionalism and insufficient training of the police officers the RDC noted, was nowadays a major contributing factor to the country’s crime rate.

In his own Mbarara town, the commissioner pointed out the numerous cases where police has delayed to respond to emergencies, costing people their lives and property,”

More so, he added, police has been directly involved in hard core crimes, majorly armed robberies.

Some offices he said are in the practice of lending their guns to robbers and murderers in exchange for money.

While defending the shootings in Kasese over the weekend, the Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kaihura emphasized that killing in the police and armed forces has never been illegal, except when the right steps are not followed.

He noted that the Uganda Police Force has been re-energized and that officers would not hesitate to shoot and kill any criminals that threaten their lives.


Confederation of African Football (CAF) has released the list of match officials who will handle the various upcoming 2017 AFCON qualifiers.

Uganda will be fixed in a double header against Burkina Faso on match day 3 and 4 with the first game to be played in Burkina Faso on Saturday 26, cure March 2016 in Ouagadougou 4 About and the return leg in Kampala in three days time.

Burkina Faso vs. Uganda Cranes Match Officials:

Caf has assigned Egyptian referees to handle Uganda’s first leg tie.  Ghead Grisha will be the man in the center and will be aided by Tahssen Abo El Sadat Bedyer and Ahmed Taha Hossam as first and second assistants in that order while Mahmoud Zakria El Banna is the fourth official for the tie.

Jammeh E.K Bojang from Gambia has been assigned the match commissioner’s duty.

Uganda is currently leading group D with six points from Botswana and Comoros wins while Burkina Faso is second on three points. The team which will accumulate more points in each group qualifies direct to the 2017 Africa Cup Of Nations to be held in Gabon.


Match No. 60: Burkina Faso Vs Uganda Cranes

Ouagadougou  4 Aout (6:00 p.m Local Time, healing 9 p.m in Kampala)

Saturday 26th March, this 2016

Match Officials:

Match Referee: Ghead Grisha (Egypt)

Assistant Referee 1: Tahssen Abo El Sadat Bedyer (Egypt)

Assistant Referee 2: Ahmed Taha Hossam (Egypt)

Reserve Referee: Mahmoud Zakria El Banna (Egypt)

Commissioner: Jammeh E.K Bojang (Gambia)


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