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The former head coach of the Uganda national team detained for 'sodomising' players, according to reports

The former head coach of the Uganda national football team has been detained at a police station and is awaiting trial over charges of gay sex, according to reports.

Chris Mubiru was reportedly arrested on Sunday morning for ‘sodomising’ one of his team’s players.

A police spokesperson confirmed his arrest, but it is not known when a trial will take place.

Homosexuality is illegal in Uganda and punishable by the death penalty.

According to Gay Star News, the tabloid Red Pepper last year published pictures of Mubiru along with the caption ‘Smoked out! Uganda cranes boss nabbed sodomising players – Shocking pictures inside.’

The paper allegedly printed five photos of the coach having sex with a player, along with other captions intended to outrage the nation’s population.

The development comes in the midst of controversy over Uganda’s anti-homosexuality law – which has been labelled the ‘Kill The Gays’ bill - that has yet to be passed.

African LGBTI activist Denis Nzioka told Gay Star News it was “clearly designed to provoke a moral outrage about what is seen as a bastion of the male sportsmanship – the country’s top football team.”

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