Confederation of African Football (CAF) has finally replied to the petition filed by Federation of Uganda Football Association concerning Zambia’s use of over aged players in the CAF U-17 Qualifiers.
“This morning, CAF has written back to us rejecting the petition FUFA had filed against the Zambian Federation for allegedly using over aged players”, Ahmed Hussein, the Federation Spokesperson told the media during the weekly press conference at FUFA house in Mengo.
FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo congratulated Zambia upon securing the qualification slot.
“Our brothers in Zambia, we congratulate you upon having qualified for the Niger finals. The rebuilding process for Uganda’s youngsters continues”, Eng. Magogo told the media.
The Young Chipolopolo team which started against Uganda Cubs in Kampala.
Uganda lost 2 – 1 last Saturday (4 – 1) on aggregate to the Zambian Young Chipolopolo side.
Part of the letter communicated to FUFA by CAF General Secretary Hicham El Amrani read ‘After checking the records of the (3) three players in question, it was noted that their passports and MRI results prove that their age is in conformity with the regulation (born on January 1st 1998 or after’
The CAF communication further noted ‘Therefore, kindly be informed that the three (3) players’ subjects of the protest are eligible for the competition and the protest is consequently rejected’
Zambia joins the hosts Niger, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria and South Africa at the finals that will take place in January 2015.
The top 4 teams will qualify to represent Africa at the World U-17 qualifiers in Chile.
MAIN PHOTO: The Uganda Cubs team that started against Zambia u-17 team in Kampala.
PHOTO CREDITS: FUFA Communications Department.