Bio
Charles Masembe
Born: 1953-11-22
Intl. since:
Hometown: Kampala
Country: Uganda
Speaks: English
Occupation: teacher
Hobbies:

Having taken charge in three Cup of Nations tournaments (final in 1996), Masembe was considered one of Africa's best referees of the 90s.

lost it

It is said that Charles Masembe lost his FIFA badge and an appointment for the 1998 World Cup finals because of his poor performance in an Africa Cup of Nations match earlier that year. Other sources tell of bribery allegations.

football?

It hasn't got anything to do with football (or does it?), but Masembe seems to be involved in shady dealings which caused his suspension. He was implicated in a scam to get Ugandans a UK visa under the pretext of attending football related courses there.

Also his announcement on the radio in 2008 that Uganda had reached the second phase of the World Cup preliminaries, which they hadn't, didn't do his already wobbly position any good.

Ugandan FA

In 2008 Masembe was suspended as CEO of FUFA.

but

In 2011 Masembe (as Massembe) was listed as match commissioner for a preliminary tournament for the Cup of Nations.

Statistics
Statistics for CHARLES MASEMBE
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 1 1 2
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 11 14 25
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 1 3 4
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.04 0.04 0.04
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 0.48 0.61 0.54
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.04 0.13 0.09

Based on 23 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR CHARLES MASEMBE
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
African Nations Cup 1998
1/2 finalsCongo DRSouth Africa1998-02-251 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageCote d'IvoireSouth Africa1998-02-111 - 1 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
WC 1998 qualifiers - Africa
2nd roundSouth AfricaCongo1997-08-151 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundAngolaCameroon1997-06-081 - 1 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundKenyaGuinea1997-04-271 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundGabonMorocco1997-04-060 - 4 2 (1-1)3 (0-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundCongoZambia1996-11-101 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
MalawiSouth Africa1996-06-010 - 1 2 (1-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Asian Cup 1996
group stageUAEKuwait1996-12-073 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
African Nations Cup 1996
finalSouth AfricaTunisia1996-02-032 - 0 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1/4 finalsZambiaEgypt1996-01-273 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageAlgeriaBurkina Faso1996-01-242 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageTunisiaMozambique1996-01-161 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1995 u20
group stageChile u20Japan u201995-04-142 - 2 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
African Nations Cup 1996 qualifiers
(a)South AfricaMauritius1994-10-151 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
African Nations Cup 1994 qualifiers
South AfricaMauritius1994-10-151 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
African Nations Cup 1994
1/2 finalsZambiaMali1994-04-064 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1/4 finalsEgyptMali1994-04-020 - 1 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageEgyptGabon1994-03-284 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1994 qualifiers - Africa
final roundZimbabweGuinea1993-09-261 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
final roundCote d'IvoireAlgeria1993-07-181 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
TanzaniaNamibia1992-12-192 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
African Nations Cup 1990 qualifier
ZambiaMozambique1989-04-303 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)