Refereeing questionable decisions shouldn’t be part of the 99 expected Uganda Cup problems if Fufa arguments are anything to go by.
Ahead of tomorrow’s nervous final between holders KCCA and newly crowned league kings Vipers at Bukedea grounds, the federation went for their best asset – Brian Nsubuga Miiro as the centre referee.
The men in black have been in the spotlight for debatable decisions this season prompting the creation of the ongoing investigative committee.
“We got many opportunities today and missed them and the referee got one opportunity and took it,” Villa coach Wasswa Bbosa assessed Emma Kiweewa’s wobbly performance at Kitende after their 1-0 semifinal loss to Vipers.
Number one referee
In the first leg at Wankulukuku, Fifa referee William Oloya had also looked overwhelmed by the big occasion.
“Nsubuga is our number one referee. We couldn’t look past him for the big Uganda Cup final,” Fufa publicist Ahmed Hussein told Daily Monitor.
Nsubuga, Oloya, Alex Muhabi, Mashood Ssali and Ali Sabilla complete the list of Ugandan certified Fifa referees.
He was commanding and spot on while handling Express vs KCCA, Masavu vs Vipers and Mbarara City vs Jinja SSS matches – attributes he is expected to bring to the fore in the final match.
Back in 2015, Kenyan referees Oliver Omondi, Andrew Otieno and Tony Mudayi handled the rescheduled Uganda Cup final between Villa and KCCA at Namboole after controversial referee Robert Donney had caused an abandonment of the final in Ntungamo.
“We believe he will do the job well because of his vast continent experience,” Hussein added.
Nsubuga will be assisted by Musa Balikowa and Lee Okello.