Confederation of African Football, CAF, has canceled the CAF Confederation game between AS Kigali and KCCA FC, the Lugogo based side has confirmed.
KCCA FC was to face Kigali in Rwanda at Nyamirambo today in the first leg.
The cancellation comes after KCCA FC lacked enough players to play the game after most members of the squad tested positive for Covid19.
The club traveled to Kigali on Sunday without manager Mike Mutebi and no recognized goalkeeper.
CAF essential guidelines on resumption of Sports state that each match must be played if the team has at least eleven (11) players (including a goalkeeper) and four (4) substitutes.
The rule adds that if a team does not have the minimum number of players required, at least eleven (11) players (including a goalkeeper) and four (4) substitutes), the team in question will be considered to have lost the match 2-0.
In exceptional circumstances the organizing committee will be consulted for a final decision concerning the match.
As it stands, KCCA FC will need a 3-0 win or better, to overturn the deficit in the return leg which will be played on 6th January 2021 in Kampala.
A Fair Result For KCCA
A 2-0 loss is a result any KCCA FC fan should take.
It could have been worse given the current circumstances at the club.
AS Kigali will surely feel hard done because they feel that they could have scored and won by a better scoreline.
KCCA FC were to play without a recognised goalkeeper in goal, with defender Moses Aliro was set to improvise in the posts.
It was going to be a difficult task for KCCA who had to play without key players like striker Brian Aheebwa, Keziron Kizito, Denis Iguma among others.
KCCA had maintained a positive attitude and had shown willingness to play amidst all the struggles.
They had put injured defender John Revita on plane on Monday to join the depleted squad in Kigali.
To avoid the negativity on and off social media, the club media department had not come out with an official statement to confirm the Covid19 positive cases.
Having lost two consecutive league games, KCCA FC looked a squad devoid of confidence and destined for total massacre in Kigali.
Its about two weeks to the second leg, its expected the sick players will have returned.