June 28, 2013

Ejected Ugandan Football Teams To Delay In Darfur

The two Ugandan teams that were ejected from the 2013 Cecafa Kagame Club Championships, Express FC and URA FC will delay in Sudan because of flight issues.
 

CECAFA Secretary General-Nicholas Musonye
CECAFA Secretary General-Nicholas Musonye

Nicholas Musonye, the Secretary General of the Council for East and Central African Football Associations (Cecafa) made the revelation this afternoon in Darfur. He said that he had been informed by  Kenya Airways that Express FC can only leave Khartoum on July 2, while URA will depart on July 7.

Express was ejected 2-0 by Rwanda’s APR, while URA FC lost 3-2 to another Rwandan side Rayon Sport yesterday at the quarter final stage of the event which ends on July 1.

Musonye explained that they are having flight problems on Kenya Airways out of Khartoum as all flights are booked.

He said they will try to talk to officials at the Kenya Airways officials so that they send a bigger plane from Nairobi since many teams will be leaving around the same time. Musonye said continued stay of ejected teams in Khartoum as they wait for their flights would be an unnecessary expense for the Sudan FA  as they await flights back to their countries.

Ibrahim Kirya, the URA assistant coach said he was not aware that they would delay in Sudan. He said the information he had was that the team would leave Darfur this evening and connect to Khartoum.

On Thursday Express FC players staged a mini strike as they demanded money from their bosses and threatened not to board the plane out of Darfur. It took the intervention of the Darfur governor who offered a cash contribution to the team and they boarded the Tarco Air flight.

2 thoughts on “Ejected Ugandan Football Teams To Delay In Darfur

  1. Why can’t the charter Air Uganda ??? Now that reminds us of Ugandan Airlines what a banana republic

    1. Mushanju, it is good to remember the departed. Have a moment of silence but be assured Mr. Uganda Airlines was buried and is not about to come back.

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