KCCA FC has confirmed the cancellation of their CAF Confederations Cup qualifier against AS Kigali and have lost the first leg 2-0 as per regulations.
The first leg encounter had been scheduled to take place at the Nyamirambo Stadium in Rwanda on Wednesday afternoon.
“CAF the football governing body in Africa has cancelled the CAF Confederation game between AS Kigali and KCCA FC,” KCCA said in a statement.
“KCCA FC did not have the recommended number of players to have the game take place,” the statement added.
According to COVID 19 regulations, if a team does not have the minimum number of players (11 players including a goalkeeper) + four substitutes to play a match the team will be considered to have lost the match 2-0.
KCCA were dealt a huge blow after travelling with a depleted squad for the game with of their eight players plus head coach Mike Mutebi ruled out after testing positive for the coronavirus.
Club captain Charles Lukwago, Denis Iguma, Kezironi Kizito, Brian Aheebwa, Stefano Mazengo, Samson Kigozi, Hassan Musana and Hassan Matovu were ruled out after testing positive for the coronavirus following their game against URA on Friday.
Only 14 players made the trip to Rwanda before CAF called off the game after the club failed to raise the required number of players for a Confederations Cup.
KCCA will now look to overturn the deficit in the second leg which is scheduled for January 6 at the MTN Omondi Stadium in Lugogo.