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Clubs to repay FUFA
UGANDA clubs entering CAF Cup competitions will each refund the amount used on match officials from their local gate takings.
By Leo Kabunga UGANDA clubs entering CAF Cup competitions will each refund the amount used on match officials from their local gate takings. According to new statutes for the African soccer governing body CAF, each federation is to deposit sh46m ($25,000) to stop persistent failure by national associations to organise referees travel in time. The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) assistant secretary Haruna Mawanda yesterday said at a weekly Nile Special Super league conference that clubs will have to refund the amount from gate collections. Mawanda said that FUFA will deposit $25,000 to CAF as initial contribution, which they will get from the FIFA annual grant. In the meantime, Nile Breweries Limited, the Nile Special Super league sponsor has asked clubs interested in getting kit for the 2001 season to hand in kit details by December 6. Eight countries have confirmed participation in the January 2001 CECAFA club cup in either Zanzibar or Kenya. The Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) confirmed yesterday that Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Djibouti are sending teams. "All the teams that featured in the Uganda 2000 Senior Challenge Cup have entered their respective champion teams in the CECAFA club cup in Zanzibar or Kenya," said Denis Obua, FUFA president and CECAFA emergency committee chairman. Kenya's Tusker FC are the regional club champions. Ends.