- Paul Nkata was fired by Kakamega Homeboyz early last year due to match-fixing claims. The coach was hired by Mbarara City but did not complete a month before he was fired.
It is a shocking occurrence for the Kenyan football fans to realize that Fifa has dropped the charges against Paul Nkatha because he was the center of an investigation over match-fixing claims in KPL.
Earlier this week, Fifa also banned George Mandela of Uganda from involving himself in football activities for the rest of his life due to match-fixing. Moses Chikati, Festo Omukoto and Festus Okiring were banned for four years of their career due to the same claims.
The Federation of Ugandan Football Association (Fufa) has confirmed that the charges against Paul Nkata have been completely dropped.
“Fifa dismisses all charges against Ugandan coach Paul Nkata in the matter they investigated for allegedly getting involved in unlawful influencing of match results in Kenya. The disciplinary proceedings initiated against the coach have also been closed by the world soccer governing body,” Fufa posted on their social media channels.
Although the case against Nkata has been dropped, it raises a warning for other individuals to avoid such vices. Fifa rules and regulations must always be followed and adhered to because they are the sole tool to ensure that there is the universality of football in the entire world.
Receiving a suspension form Fifa affects players’ careers. For instance, the homeboyz players who were banned for four years are likely not going to play again due to the fact that they will be out of the football environment for long.
We hope to see Fifa dropping other cases of match-fixing where there is no sufficient evidence because the fans and entire football tips and predictions community need to see their sensational performance in the pitch.