Eight month ban for Ssimbwa


Former Sofapaka head coach Sam Ssimbwa, who until recently was attached to KCCA FC has been slapped with an eight – month ban by the Federation of Ugandan Football Associations (FUFA) Adjudicatory Chamber of the Ethics and Integrity Committee.

His punishment stems from comments he made earlier in the year insinuating that he can bribe match officials in the Ugandan top flight.

His comments were deemed unfit and ones that could jeopardize the integrity of the Ugandan top league.

His ban though will also entail the 88 days he was on provisional suspension by the club over the same comments and he has been given a ten – day window to appeal the ruling.

The judgment

The Adjudicatory Chamber of the FUFA Ethics and Integrity Committee chaired by Mr Byansi William has banned Mr Bamweyana Sam Ssimbwa -former KCCA FC coach from all football related activities (administrative, sports or any other) for 8 months for possible violation of FUFA Regulations when he conducted himself in an unethical manner and uttered statements that jeopardised the authenticity of results and integrity of matches.

The ban comes into force immediately.

Mr. Simbwa will serve eight months but the Committee has considered the 88 days he has spent on provisional suspension by KCCA FC club, have been deducted from the main ban.

The investigation against Mr. Ssimbwa was conducted by the FUFA Investigatory chamber of the Ethics and Integrity Committee, following allegations of potential misconduct related to utterance of statements that had the consequence of jeopardising the integrity of matches.

The Committee found out that the standards required from a senior coach like Sam Simbwa are higher than what he portrayed when he uttered statements relating to his ability to bribe match officials in order to get results.

Mr. Ssimbwa has 10 days to appeal for the full reasoned judgment passed by the Committee.