CAF Confederation Cup qualifier tie between KCCA and Rwanda’s AS Kigali has been called off by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
CAF called off the game after they learned that KCCA could not field a full first team ( goalkeeper and ten outfield players) and four substitutes before a game. CAF wrote to KCCA FC, through Uganda’s governing body, FUFA, informing of the decision reached, and as a result, AS Kigali was awarded a 2-0 victory.
KCCA could not comply with the numbers’ minimum requirements as several players tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Kampala and could not even make the trip to Rwanda.
According to the adjusted COVID19 regulations, if a team meant to compete does not have the minimum number of players (11 players including the goalkeeper) + 4 substitutes to play a match, the team will have lost the match 2-0.
The return leg shall be played on 6th January 2021 in Lugogo, Kampala, as KCCA FC will play host to AS Kigali. The latter holds a 2-0 advantage over the 2019 Uganda Premier League Champions.