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Fifa fine Uganda Shs 18m over 2015 Togo game

World football governing body, 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 7, Uganda has been fined 5000 Swiss Francs (about Shs 18,031,554) 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 November 15, 2015 at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

Besides the fine, Uganda has also been warned that they should always abide by the regulations.
Cranes fans at Namboole
Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) chief executive officer, Edgar Watson could not be reached for a comment as he was not picking his known phone lines.

Egypt who have already qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup were also fined 20,000 Swiss Francs (about Shs 72, 842, 435) for improper conduct among spectators when they were singing 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 but said some decisions may be subject to appeal.

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