In the aftermath of KCCA FC’s 1-0 win over Mbarara City FC at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo on Wednesday, the latter has filed a complaint to FUFA about the hosts’ usage of new signing Filbert Obenchan.
The Western Region outfit has stressed that the ‘Kasasiro Boys’ went against the regulations and used Obenchan, a player who they claim was ineligible to play.
“Football regulations are a key component of professional football management and it’s incumbent on all stakeholders, mostly clubs to give due respect to the same,” partly read the January 6 letter.
“The mid-season transfer window officially opened on Saturday, January 1, 2022, at midnight hence registration of players started to take place.”
“Pursuant to article 7 section 10 of the status and transfer of players, it defines how registered league players can feature for their respective players after registration.”
“It state, a player is only eligible to play in a football competition if there are still five days between the date of receipt of registration form by 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 January 5, in StarTimes Uganda Premier League match 111 at Lugogo grounds.”
“We thus seek your intervention in this matter as we believe Obenchan was ineligible to feature in the KCCA Vs Mbarara City FC before his registration formalized,” the letter concluded.
KCCA, if found guilty of the case, will lose the match, and three points will be awarded to the Ankole Lions.
According to the FUFA Competition Rules, Article 19, Section, a club that fields an ineligible player shall lose the match by forfeiture to the opposing team.