APIO GLORIA NICOLE: AIPS / KAMPALA: In a dramatic twist that has sent shockwaves through Ugandan football, Moses Magogo, influential ppresident of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations, has founds himself embroiled in a high-stakes international scandal.

The United States government has sanctioned Magogo because of his association with Speaker of Parliament Anita Among, who faces allegations of significant corruption involving public funds.

A US government statement declared: “Speaker of Parliament Anita Among is designated due to involvement in significant corruption tied to her leadership of Uganda’s Parliament.”

The fallout extends beyond Among, implicating husbandn Magogo and other prominent Ugandan officials and family, all now barred from entering the United States under Section 212(a)(3)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Magogo, a towering figure in Ugandan football, now faces an uncertain future. As FUFA president, his role in shaping the sport’s landscape—from grassroots development to international representation—is pivotal. The sanctions threaten his ability to travel, attend crucial meetings, and secure essential funding and partnerships for Ugandan football.

The repercussions of this scandal are profound. Magogo’s international credibility is at stake, potentially jeopardising FUFA’s relationships with key sponsors and global football organizations like FIFA and CAF. .