KAGAME-CECAFA CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
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Vital’o v Ports (3pm)
Rayon Sport v URA (5pm)
By David Kizito in Darfur
URA may be denied a chance to play their quarter final match today if their players’ licenses are not flown on time from Khartoum city where they were reportedly misplaced as the delegation flew to El-Fasher Tuesday night.
An official complaint has already been forwarded to the Cecafa central organizing committee by their Rwandese opponents, Rayon Sport indicating the unavailability of the required documents.
The cecafa laws prohibit a club from participating in this tournament without valid licenses.
URA that played their group stage matches from Kadguli in South Kordofan State reportedly misplaced their licenses there but were later found by a Cecafa official one Yussuf Mossi from Burundi but currently in Khartoum.
Mossi was just about to fly to Bujumbura when he realized he still had these licenses.
When contacted, Mossi confirmed having the licenses but was not clear if he could find a flight to deliver them before the kick off time.
“Yes I have them [licenses] and I carried them all the way from Kadguli where they left them but how do they receive them?” Mossi responded.
Cecafa Secretary General Nicholas Musonye referred to this as total negligence by URA. “How do they travel without their licenses. In a competition, this means a lot” he commented.
Musonye however added that they were contemplating having these tickets sent by an afternoon flight or forward the scanned copies by email.
But if none of the two is done before kickoff, then Rayon Sport may sail into the semis unopposed.
URA on verge of missing quarterfinal tie