Continental football governing body, CAF is investigating the Uganda national football team after it was revealed that at least six players engaged in a sex orgy during the Cranes’ participation at Afcon 2017 – having been away from the continent’s biggest football tournament for 39 years.
This will come in as bad news for embattled Uganda Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic who allegedly had several bust ups with almost half the team according to report by the DailyMonitor over; match bonuses, tactics and his all-round attitude with some members of the 23-man squad.
It was revealed how six naughty Ugandan players (yet to be named) reportedly smuggled one prostitute into camp at the Hotel Du Parc in Port Gentil, Gabon.
A member of the team disclosed how the cluster of horny players stealthily brought the prostitute into the team hotel, had sex with her in turns and filmed the sexual activities in total disregard of the team’s code of conduct at the tournament.
The wayward Ugandan sex tourist footballers are said to have exhibited the indiscipline on Sunday, January 22, 2017 just a day after Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda, Rt Hon Rebecca Kadaga gave each player at least $2000 (Shs7m) and Kampala Central MP Mohammed Nsereko also delivered $4000 to them before they lost to Egypt 1-0 in their second group match.
The six were almost sent home by the “deeply concerned” Fufa president Moses Magogo who launched an investigation, but to save face rather than being made to face the music, it was only Portugal-based forward Kizito Luwagga that was scorned for his fall out with Micho.
The investigations also show that the team was spilt into two as players like Yunus Sentamu, Luwagga Kizito, Jamal Salim, Tony Mawejje, Hassan Wasswa and Joseph Ochaya held the country at ransom, threatening not to participate in the tournament unless each player was given $1000 (Shs3.5m) each per day in training, $10,000 (Shs35m) each as a bonus for every win and $5000 (Shs17m) each for every match drawn in Gabon while they also sought $15000 as ‘appearance fee’ for reach Afcon.
Goalkeeper Denis Onyango was singled out as a catalyst while Onduparaka’s Mohammed Shaban was also among the mutineers.
Onyango later said, “We are not very happy with the way some federation officials treat us. We are not children.”
There was also a saga of the national team jerseys when players were told by officials that all the six sets of jerseys used at the Afcon would be taken by the players. But in an apparent twist, it was ordered that the federation would keep two sets of jerseys.
A Fufa technical committee member said: “We are aware of the allegations and have contacted CAF and the authorities in Gabon. We will await their response before commenting further.”
But Fufa communications boss, Ahmed Hussien had said, “I cannot violate and discuss this in media unless the players themselves do. The discipline of the players in the camp was superb and I am certain about this because I was with the players the whole time. But if there was some isolated cases as you allege, I am sure it will be reflected in a report of investigations that CAF is compiling. We were a team of 35 people including players and we all signed the code of conduct, with the clause that breaking them, would be subjected to a judicial process which they are much aware of.”
The Cranes managed a point and scored a goal in a tough Group D that saw them finish bottom of the log and 13th overall in Gabon with a better goal difference than the other seven teams that failed to progress to the last eight.