The Federation of International Football Associations FIFA has fined several countries including Uganda for disciplinary cases during qualifying ties for the 2018 World Cup.
The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has fined several countries including Uganda for disciplinary cases during qualifying ties for the 2018 World Cup.
In a communication sent by Fifa on November 7th, Uganda has been fined 5000 Swiss Francs (UGX18,031,554) because a group of supporters sat in an improper place (emergency exits and stairway) when Uganda hosted Togo in the preliminary round of the qualifiers on 15/11/2015 at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole. Besides the fine, Uganda has also been warned that they should always abide by the regulations.
When URN tried to reach the Uganda FA chief executive officer, Edgar Watson for comment, he was not picking his calls.
Egypt who have already qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup were also fined 20,000 Swiss Francs (UGX72, 842, 435) for improper conduct among spectators when they were signing homophobic chants when Egypt hosted Congo Brazzaville in 2017.
The other African countries that were fined and warned for different issues include, Mozambique, Morocco and Zambia.
Fifa made it clear that their disciplinary committee takes decisions based on the specific circumstances of each case.Although they made it clear that some decisions may be subject to appeal.