Midfielder Khalid Aucho has broken silence on why he was dismissed from the Uganda Cranes camp.
According to claim from the local football governing body FUFA, the Misr El Makkasa midfielder was dismissed for failure to respect and honour the national team professional ethics not political activities as it’s being claimed.
“The decision taken by FUFA against Aucho has no political inclination as claimed by the player and some media outlets” reads article published on FUFA website.
National Unity Platform president Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine came out in defense of the midfielder and criticized FUFA decision to dismiss him because of politics.
“Khalid Aucho’s dismissal from the cranes camp is a witch Hunt towards his political affiliations but not case of disciplinary affairs.”
Khalid Aucho clears the air on what really happened via Grapevine media. He says, “I reached at half past 2, then I told the person they had sent to pick me that I was not feeling well and immediately needed to see a doctor to ascertain why my body was not functioning well. I knew I had to go to the camp, I mean that’s why I travelled here in the first place, but I also needed to at least briefly see my family. I have accepted their decision and I will take it in good faith. I wish them good luck in two games.”
The midfielder was set to miss the encounter with Burkina Faso at St Mary’s Katende but was eligible to play away to Malawi.
Uganda Cranes are set to play two matches against Burkina Faso on Wednesday 24th before going away to Malawi on Monday 29th.
The cranes are 2nd in Group B with 7 points one below leaders Burkina Faso with Malawi and South Sudan collecting 4 and 3 points respectively in four matches.