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NCS boss wants Sekagya punished

By Vision Reporter

Added 8th November 2006 03:00 AM

NATIONAL Council of Sports (NCS) has joined football fans who want Cranes skipper Ibrahim Sekagya punished for snubbing the team in Niger.

NATIONAL Council of Sports (NCS) has joined football fans who want Cranes skipper Ibrahim Sekagya punished for snubbing the team in Niger.

By Swalley Kenyi

NATIONAL Council of Sports (NCS) has joined football fans who want Cranes skipper Ibrahim Sekagya punished for snubbing the team in Niger.

NCS general secretary Jasper Aligawesa argues that if Sekagya is ignored his acts would encourage more players to misbehave.

He was commenting on opinions among FUFA officials on whether or not to discipline the Argentine based Sekagya.

The Arsenal Deserandi FC player got into problems with FUFA when he, for the second time, snubbed a call to join the Uganda Cranes on their Africa Cup Nations campaign.

“We know he doesn’t want to play for Uganda but let him respect FUFA. He needs 75% of national duty to support his career,” Aligawesa said.

Until the last moment FUFA officials expected Sekagya (above) in Niger in September despite earlier confirmation that he had arrived in Niamey ahead of the team.

FUFA in August suspended Rwanda based Abubaker Tabula and Police FC’s Mike Serumaga for six months for absconding from a friendly with Libya.

Aligawesa said that FUFA risked damaging the campaign to qualify for Ghana 2008 if they insisted on players who are not committed to the campaign.

Uganda Cranes last played in the continental finals in 1978 losing the final to Ghana in Accra.

FUFA has, meanwhile, acquired equipment to build a database for all their players starting with those licensed this year.

Currently the federation does not have data of its players and FUFA’s Rogers Mulindwa said that they had acquired a computer and other equipment worth sh5m to start the project.

He said that FUFA had for long had problems keeping players’ records saying the move was to improve the game.

“We hope to start with all players licensed this year before the league kick-off and we will later add the fallen greats and the ex-internationals,” Mulindwa said.

The database will see all players being assigned indexes to differentiate them.

In addition, FUFA competitions committee says d Ahmed Sulaiman of SC Villa and Express FC’s Hassan Sentongo are free to transfer after being under utilised by their clubs last season.

Sulaiman did not feature for Villa in any league match while Sentongo played only one match for the Wankulukuku side contrary to the rules that require a player to feature in at least three matches.

NCS boss wants Sekagya punished

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