Khalid Aucho’s dismissal from the Cranes camp is a witch-hunt towards his political affiliations but not case of disciplinary affairs.
That’s the perception from National Unity Platform and 2020 presidenetial candidate Robert Ssetumu Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
The Veteran midfielder, who turns out for Egyptian side Misr El Makkasa was suspended from the Cranes camp for “failure to adhere to the National team code of conduct and FUFA circular dated 4th March 2021” according to the statement on FUFA website on Friday evening.
Under the guise of stand-in Coach Abudallah Mubiru, the senior national team is preparing for two crucial AFCON qualification games against Burkina Faso and Malawi.
But the side’s preparations was rocked with shocking distractions after Aucho was reportedly dismissed for refusal to board the official means of transport organised to pick him from Entebbe International Airport to team camp at Paradise Hotel – Kisasi.
The news hit the local football fraternity like a level-9 hucurles.
And Bobiwine has not bought into FUFA’s accusations and rather tied the player’s troubles down to political inclinations.
In a detailed social media post Kyagulanyi wrote “It appears, as deduced from these screen shots, that there is more to Khalid’s fate than meets the eye,” The post reads in the part.
Bobiwine wrote in relation to Aucho’s posts and photos that showed an outpouring affection to Kyagulanyi being critical to the regime.
“The midfielder recent times distinguished himself as an athlete who is conscious of the injustice orchestrated against his fellow citizens by the state and it’s institutions.” The statement adds.
Aucho, who names army side Simba FC as his former employers was ineligible to play in the game against Burkina Faso for accumulation of cards but was earmarked to feature in the closing group game against Malawi.