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CAF Warns URA against more ‘boycotts’

FUFA CEO Edgar Watson with CAF General Secretary Mr. Hisham shortly after their meeting in Budapest, Hungary

The Confederation of African Football (CAF), a continental African football body has described URA’s exonerations from possible sanctions over their failure to play a return leg against Djoliba FC of Mali in the Orange Club Champions League as a ‘very rare incident’.

CAF has termed URA FC as having been very lucky and hailed FUFA president Lawrence Mulindwa for the convincing defense he put up during the Inter Club organizing committee meeting held in Cairo on May 15 which CAF says, ‘converted many members to reverse the earlier proposed sanctions’.

The comments were made by the CAF General Secretary Mr. Hisham during a meeting with the FUFA CEO, Edgar Watson in Budapest City, Hungary this Friday morning. Edgar thanked Hisham for accepting to reverse the decisions that left URA a club free from any punishments.

URA FC which had lost 2-0 to visitors in Kampala did not travel for the return leg following the waves of insecurity in Mali. Both Ecowas and the Ugandan Government warned URA against flying into Mali despite the host’s continued emphasis that the ‘country was secure’. URA was headed for a three year ban from all CAF organized competitions, paying a fine of U$ 1500 and meeting the estimated costs Djoliba FC would have raised from the home match as gate collections

Hisham warned URA against such incidents in future adding that a club walking off unpunished when fails to honour an engagement were very rare incidents in CAF.

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