The Federation of Uganda football association FUFA has come out to enlighten on why KCCA will be representing Uganda at the CAF and not Proline FC.
This explanation comes at a time when the federation has just nullified the 2019/20 season of the Uganda Premier League and the kasasiro boys came second in the league and were also nominated by the executive committee to represent Uganda at the CAF championship.
However, the Uganda cup rules on continental representation stipulate that in a season such as this that was annulled the winner of the previous season which is the 2018/19 are automatically on merit to represent the country something that FUFA deviated from this time around as it gave the chance to KCCA instead.
Deputy CEO of the federation Declas Kiiza said that there will be no change on who will represent Uganda at the CAF because it will be KCCA. Kiiza also emphasized that international representation is a preserve of FUFA executive committee and that inasmuch as you may lift the UPL trophy that doesn’t mean you will automatically be named representative at CAF.
Kiiza also explained that it’s still up to to the committee to decide on which team goes to the caf confederation cup as well. The official further explained that it’s also true the winner goes to represent the CAF to represent the country.
He further clarified that the executive committee also reserves the mandate to name any club given the licensing parameters both at Uganda cup and at the CAF and according to that mandate coupled with the pandemic situation KCCA being the runners up at Uganda Cup was therefore named to represent the country at the CAF.
The games by this time were played to about 80% and the garbage collectors by this time had obtained 50 points, as a result, Vipers SC was given the mandate to represent Uganda at the caf.
By the time of the cancellation of the season, Vipers SC was crowned after managing to get 54 points from the 25 matches played.