The disciplinary committee at the football governing body in Uganda, FUFA, has handed a four match ban over his comments in regards match fixing in the league.
During a sendoff party for former KCCA Executive Director Jeniffer Musisi in December, Mutebi alleged that all the last 20 league titles had been fixed, comments that didn’t augur well with the football governing body.
He was subsequently summoned by the FUFA disciplinary committee.
On Wednesday, the committee announced a ban had been slapped against the KCCA FC gaffer for bringing the game of football in disrepute.
“Coach Mike Mutebi of KCCA FC has been banned for four matches for bringing the game into disrepute,” FUFA said in a statement on Wednesday.
Mutebi reiterated the same allegations of match fixing in regards the league titles in the past two decades a fortnight later during the club pre-match press conference at Lugogo.
Coaches Mike Mutebi of KCCA FC, Sam Simbwa (URA FC) and Fred Kajoba (Bright FC) have been handed financial fines (UGX 2M each) for bringing the game into disrepute. Simbwa and Mutebi also banned for 4 matches each. Mutebi's matter forwaded to FUFA Match Integrity Committee pic.twitter.com/cwAvxkBhBL
— FUFA (@OfficialFUFA) January 23, 2019
He put his foot down saying all the titles had been won due to match fixing.
“What I said I put my arm there to be sacrificed because what I said is true. All the titles that have been won in the last 20 years have been fixed. It is not only KCCA. Villa, Express, URA and others. It is known but because some of you are not candid and frank. You know these things but fear. I am honest,”Mutebi said on December 17.
However, according to the football governing the remarks by the KCCA FC gaffer were in bad faith and tarnished the image of the game of football which warranted a heavy punishment to Mutebi.
“Mutebi has been handed a financial fine of sh2 million for bringing the game into disrepute,” FUFA said before adding that his matter had been forwarded to the body’s match integrity committee.
Ssimbwa not spared
Two other Uganda Premier League coaches including URA’s Sam Ssimbwa and Fred Kajoba(Bright Stars) were also not spared by the disciplinary committee.
Ssimbwa was banned for four matches over comments he made when his team was held to one all draw by Kirinya Jinja SS recently.
FUFA said Ssimbwa made tribal related comments which cannot be tolerated in football.
He was also fined Shs2 million over the misconduct.
Fred Kajoba also received a shs2 million fine for leading his technical bench into the field in protest against a penalty that had been awarded to Tooro United during a league game recently.
All the three coaches penalised are known for not mincing their words on a matter they feel being oppressed.