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THE controversy surrounding the off-on-off Express - Simba Kakungulu Cup game continued yesterday. Both Express and Simba refused to turn up for the encounter that FUFA had switched at the last minute from Bomboâ€™s ground on Saturday, to Namboole.
Simba insist the game must be played at their Bombo ground, while Express charge that they cannot play in an army barrackd.
â€œWe could not honour that game because we were supposed to have played on Saturday at Bombo,â€ Sam Ssimbwa, the army sideâ€™s coach said.
He blamed FUFA competitions committee secretary Moses Magogo for the confusion. â€œThe football authorities are wasting a lot of our time and on top of that, we have it in writing that our games in this knockout competition should be held in Bombo,â€ Ssimbwa said.
Simbwa last season led Express to their 11th Kakungulu Cup trophy and also helped them stave off relegation in a terrible season for them.
The controversy stems from the switch of venue abruptly by the FUFA competitions committee. Initially the game was scheduled to be played in Bombo barracks, which was registered by Simba as the ground they would use for their Kakungulu Cup games.
A tough talking Express official Kavuma Kabenge blasted FUFA and the hosts Simba for â€œusing un-gazzetted stadium.â€
â€œFUFA should look at their schedules before drawing up these fixtures,â€ Kavuma said. â€œWe cannot play in a stadium that is not gazetted and doesnâ€™t have a perimeter fence. Express is above such and we canâ€™t play football in an army barracks.â€
The chairman of the federationâ€™s competition committee Col. Jackson Bell and his secretary Eng. Moses Magogo could not be got on their cellphones.
Express meanwhile faces a tough week as they prepare for their next round CAF Confederation Cup encounter with DR Congo's ASV Club.
The club management is looking for funds to enable the Red Eagles travel to Congo to honour their second round tie.
Express v Simba game flops