Federation of Uganda Football Associations president Moses Hassim Magogo is back within the spotlight for the wrong reasons as he broke the FUFA Communications Code in his social media war with Robert Kabushenga.
The bitter Twitter responses involved throwing insults, mocking each other’s jobs and age between the two senior citizens ended with Magogo undermining the code.
At some point, the Budiope East legislator called Kabushenga a “dot com era jajja” who tells stories on Twitter rather than around the fireplace.
“Football administration and selling newspapers require different skills,” he sarcastically talked of his foe’s previous job.In another of his sour responses, he alleged of the former Vision Group CEO; “the nearest you came close to football? you ran away leaving debts in hotels.”
Article three(the scope), section (2): sub-section (a) quotes some of the persons that may be at fault with the code: “The following are subject to this code; officials, players, coaches, owners, and employees of FUFA registered clubs…”
Article eight of the same code moves a distance to highlight the offence and the possible punishments.
“Malicious: parties subject to the jurisdiction of this code are prohibited from making public communications that are malicious to any other person or entity,” reads part of article eight, section (6).
“Public communications that are incorrect and considered to harm any other person or entity shall be considered to be malicious,” it extends.
Subsection (a) of the same article provides for all the punishments that can be administered to anyone proved guilty.
“A ban of sporting and administrative involvement with association football and FUFA licensed/authorized activities for a period not less than six (6) months but not more than three(3) years.”
Although Magogo’s responses were in defence, they were uncalled for as they undermined the image of FUFA, commercial sponsors and partners.
However, it is unclear whether the man due for his third term in office as of August 2021 will be investigated and perhaps subjected to disciplinary action.