Crystal Palace striker Ibra Ssekajja has been ruled out of Uganda Cranes international friendly with Egypt due next weekend.
This on the backdrop of the local federation’s ill projection that they coud secure the passport for the English-Ugandan in time before next Wednesday’s game in Egypt.
Ssekajja, 20, was on Monday given a maiden call-up to the Cranes but inside sources indicate that although Cranes coach Micho Sredojevic made effort to contact the boy, Fufa hardly treated the passport issue as a matter of urgency.
Actually, the irony is that Ssekajja was summoned before the passport was processed. Fufa vice president technical Livingstone Kyambadde was non-committal whether the passport would be secured in time.
“We are doing the best and the process of securing the passport is underway,” he said on Wednesday morning, adding, “Whether we shall get it in time I really can’t tell.
“It’s even more difficult since the boy (Ssekajja) is not in the country, and there have been changes at the Ministry of Internal Affairs (with General Aronda Nyakairima assuming the ministerial post). He is unlikely to get it in time but we are trying our best.”
Sekajja joins Joseph Kabagambe who on Tuesday pulled out of the game due to his Sudanese club commitment the same day Uganda face Egypt.