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By Fred Kaweesi

Soccer governing body FUFA have overruled KCCA and included Hassan Wasswa in Cranes’ Africa Nations Championships (CHAN) preliminary squad.


The gangly midfielder has been a subject of misunderstanding between the federation and Uganda’s CAF Champions League representatives.

Over the last couple of weeks, FUFA had been toying with the idea of considering players Wasswa, Tony Odur and Frank Kalanda for the championship.

However, unlike Odur and Kalanda, Wasswa still had a ‘hurdle’ to negotiate as KCCA want the player suspended for absconding from club duty.

“We feel Wasswa should be left out. Ever since he returned to the country from Vietnam, he has not returned to the club and yet we have been paying all his wages,” KCCA Vice Chairman (administration) Allan Sewanyana told New Vision earlier.

The CHAN tournament that starts on January 11 is designed exclusively for players in domestic leagues, which means Odur, Wasswa and Kalanda must be affi liated to one of the domestic clubs to be legible for CHAN.

On Monday, FUFA chose to ignore KCCA and considered the ‘rebel’ player alongside teammate Odur.

FUFA Vice Chairman (technical) Mujib Kasule had earlier been quoted as saying: “Out of courtesy, we chose to call and consult KCCA over the players’ status although we were aware that the player (with or without KCCA’s consent) is 100% eligible for CHAN.” Denis Iguma has been named Cranes captain for the tournament.

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