Ugandan football team, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) FC have been handed a 2-0 loss after failing to show up for a game against Rwanda’s AS Kigali in the CAF Confederations Cup.
KCCA camp has been hit with bouts of COVID-19, with at least eleven members of the squad having tested positive for the virus.
The team, according to local reports in Uganda, is expected to register 40 players for the competition but a good number of squad members tested positive for COVID-19, restricting the club to travel with just 15 players.
The situation became more critical when 2 of the 15 players registered for the game also tested positive for the virus, leaving the club in a helpless situation.
The club failed to show up for the game and two goals and maximum points were handed to their Rwandan opponents.
Criticisms have followed the decision as football stakeholders in the continent said CAF’s stand on the situation is unwieldy and partial.
The Ugandan club is expected to appeal the decision in the coming days.
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