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FUFA bans referee Nkurunziza for 10 years hours after his abrupt retirement

Man Jose Kayima

The FUFA Ethics and Disciplinary Committee has banned referee George Nkurunziza for 10 years.

The development came hours after Nkurunziza had officially announced his abrupt retirement from active refereeing on Friday.

FUFA Ethics and Disciplinary Committee revealed that, Mr. Nkurunziza George was found guilty of violation of Articles 41 (Manipulation of football matches or competitions or match statistics), Article 24(3) (General Duties) and Article 42 (Failure to report) of the FUFA Ethics and Disciplinary Code.

The Committee analysed and evaluated the evidence on file and the defense put forward by Mr. Nkurunziza and found that he was involved in influencing the results of matches for betting purposes in violation of the FUFA Ethics and Disciplinary Code.

Mr. Nkurunziza George is hereby banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at the national level (administrative, sports or any other) for a period of ten (10) years, as of notification of this decision.
Only the grounds of the decision can be appealed against.

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