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Last Updated: Friday, 15 April, 2005, 17:05 GMT 18:05 UK
Cecafa boss out of jail
By Andrew Jackson Oryada
BBC Sport, Kampala

Cecafa boss Dennis Obua is escorted from jail by a policeman
Denis Obua (left) walks free from two weeks in a Ugandan prison

Cecafa boss Denis Obua was released on bail on Friday after spending two weeks in a Ugandan jail.

Justice Remmy Kasule released Obua on US$1,150 bail and on condition that he leaves his passport with the court.

The judge also ordered Obua to report to the Buganda Road Court in Kampala on the 15th of every month, starting in May.

He will appear before the court until corruption charges brought against him are heard.

Obua, who was surrounded by journalists on his release, said Kampala's Luzira Prison was a difficult place to be in.

"I'm happy that I'm finally out of that place because it is not the right place to stay," he said.

Obua promised to abide by his bail conditions and report to court until his case is heard.

"I'm here not only for the football fraternity but for everyone, so don't expect me to leave this country because of a case that was framed against me.

"I will continue to run the football activities that I am expected to perform," he added.

Obua is now expected to miss the Cecafa Club Championships that start next week in Tanzania, because he is forbidden from leaving Uganda.

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