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KCCA FC Bemoans ‘Irregular Deductions’ In CAF Prize Money

KCCA FC has revealed how their share of the 2018 CAF Champions League prize money was irregularly deducted.

KCCA FC, the first Uganda club to reach the Champions League groups, finished third in a tricky pool that also had Al Ahly, Esperance and Township Rollers.

The side was meant to receive US$550,000 from CAF for their achievement.

KCCA FC, who also played in 2017 CAF Confederation Cup, has said that they received half of the money as CAF made the mandatory deductions to cater for television production costs, penalties, among others.

KCCA FC’s clarification on the matter comes after recent discontent from players who demanded their CAF bonuses.

“KCCA FC received 50% of the prize money for 2017 and 2018 and thereafter, the club paid 50% of the promised bonus to the Technical team (players and coaches),” the club has said in a statement.

“KCCA FC incurred penalties and other TV production costs relating to the CAF Confederation cup competition 2017. This led to CAF withholding the final payment which was due to the club. The club further engaged with the Technical team about the status of this unpaid bonuses to 2017.

“KCCA FC paid TV production costs for the CAF Champions League 2018. However, CAF further deducted the same costs from the balance of the prize money that was expected.

“CAF further deducted TV production costs for a quarter final fixture despite the club not making it out of the group stages in the CAF Champions League of 2018.”

KCCA FC Coach Mike Mutebi. Club photo

The club added that CAF deducted costs relating to the 2017 Confederation cup tournament from the CAF Prize money for 2018 which had already been deducted.

The 13-time UPL winners has confirmed that they complained about the “repeated deductions” through FUFA between 2018 and 2019.

During their three home games in 2018 CAF Champions League, CAF assigned an external service provider, SuperSport, to be in charge of the TV production as the South African-based broadcaster matched the required standards.

It is said that the estimated TV production cost of a single match is about $50,000 USD.

KCCA FC has withheld the exact figures they were deducted by CAF but has confirmed that they will continuously engage CAF through FUFA to find justice.

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