July 5, 2022

KCCA tight-lipped over Mbarara’s Obenchan allegations

By Allan Damba
KCCA FC defender Filbert Obenchan | KCCA FC photo

Less than a day after Mbarara City FC filed a complaint to FUFA over KCCA FC’s use of Filbert Obenchan in the latter’s 1-0 win over the former on Wednesday, KCCA has declined to comment on the development.

Mbarara filed a protest to the country’s football governing body, FUFA, claiming that the ‘Kasasiro Boys’ used an ineligible Obenchan to condemn them to the loss.

However, KCCA’s CEO, Anisha Muhoozi, asserted that the club can not make any statements regarding the matter.

“At the moment, the matter is with FUFA, we can not make any comments until the right time comes,” she spoke to Football256.

The Ankole Lions claim that Obenchan’s usage was against the transfer regulations that ask for a player to wait until five days have elapsed upon signing before they can play for that particular team.

“Pursuant to article 7 section 10 of the status and transfer of players, it clearly defines how registered league players can feature for their respective clubs after registration.”

“It states, a player is only eligible to play in a football competition if there are still five days between the date of the registration with FUFA and the day of the match unless the license is issued earlier.”

“In total contravention of the cited regulations governing the status and transfer of players, KCCA procedurally did not allow the requested five days to elapse before using Filbert Obenchan against Mbarara City FC yesterday 5th January in StarTimes Uganda Premier League match 111 at Lugogo grounds.”

The Western Region outfit asked the federation to extend their hand in the case.

“We thus seek your intervention in this matter as we believe Obenchan was ineligible to feature in the KCCA vs Mbarara City FC game before his registration formalized.”

The FUFA Competition Rules under status, transfer and registration of players, Article 19, Section 19, a Club that fields an ineligible player shall lose the match by forfeiture to the opposing team.

KCCA, if found guilty, will therefore lose the match and three points will be awarded to the Ankole Lions.

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