No, We Play In Kigali: KCCA FC Refuse To Face Rivals URA In Super Cup Fixture

Usually when a FUFA-organised fixture is deemed surplus to requirements by a Ugandan coach, he opts to play in an international one than might have been imagined (CECAFA tobe exact).

KCCA coach George Nsimbe argued that KCCA deserve ample time of notice otherwise they (FUFA) may find another team to replace them.
KCCA coach George Nsimbe argued that KCCA deserve ample time of notice otherwise they (FUFA) may find another team to replace them.

The FUFA Super Cup is scheduled for Saturday.

Think playing rivals Uganda Revenue Authority this Saturday after falling to the tax collectors last season in Mbale thus denying them a much needed first league double, would be perfect revenge time.

But KCCA coach George Nsimbe bucks that trend. He insists Madam Jeniffer Musisi’s team will not honour he game because they have not been informed about it in due time.

FUFA has rescheduled the match that features the FUFA Super League champions and the Uganda Cup winners from Nakivubo on August 6 to Wankulukuku on Saturday. The change in schedule comes after CECAFA brought forward the kickoff date of the Kagame Cup due in Kigali in which KCC FC will be representing Uganda.

FUFA officially wrote to inform KCCA and URA FC to play the match last Thursday sparking off protest from the Lugogo side.

“We are the champions. We deserve ample time of notice otherwise they (FUFA) may find another team to replace us. I even don’t have some of my big players for the Cup,” Nsimbe told a local daily.

New striker Brian Umony (from Azam FC) and winger Brain Majwega are on national duty with the Uganda Cranes in Mauritania.

FA competitions manager Ali Mwebe insisted the Super Cup has to be played because they had no communication to the contrary from the engaged teams.

“They (KCCA) have not written to us to say they cannot honour the match so we know they are in line to play. They cannot cite absence of players because they have up seven slots for substitutions in the Super Cup,” Mwebe told reporters.

George Nsimbe's KCCA side are slated to play Cup holders URA FC.
George Nsimbe’s KCCA side are slated to play Cup holders URA FC.

Mwebe adds that each team will be allowed to use up to seven substitutes. The game will head into penalties in case a winner isn’t decided at the end of the normal 90 minutes.

If KCCA stand their ground and fail to honour the fixture, FUFA will for the first time in the history of the Cup let the league runners up Sports Club Victoria University take part.

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