Following an accusation made by Ugandan football player Isaac Omalla, who claimed that his manager Charles Ayeko sexually assaulted him after a match, every football coach in the country must sign a code of conduct which “denounces any support or involvement in sodomy related acts”.

The Ugandan FA (FUFA) has launched a campaign against homosexuality, despite the possibility that they could be expelled from the sport’s ultimate governing body FIFA if it attempts to enforce the policy.

FUFA insists that all coaches take part. “We are going to address [sodomy] in the code of conduct,” said Stone Kyambadde, the vice-chairman of the Ugandan Coaches Association. “The code will denounce any support or involvement in sodomy-related acts.”

He was backed up by FUFA spokesman, Rogers Mulindwa. “We totally condemn it,” he said. “We want evidence to pin the people involved. It’s here that we will start the clean-up.”

Scottish football coach Bobby Williamson, who is now heading the Ugandan national team, risks losing his job if he does not sign the code of conduct.

“What I will say is that you have to abide by the law of the land in whichever country you happen to be working in. There has been a lot of talk about homosexuality in the game in Uganda and I’ve heard stories, but I’m not aware of any evidence of it. What I do know is that most politicians and football officials seem to be strongly against it,” he said.

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