The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has cancelled Wednesday’s confederation cup tie between Rwanda’s AS Kigali and Kampala City Council Football Authority of Uganda.
The African Football governing body said this is because a number of KCCA players (12) and Officials (3) tested positive for COVID-19 and didn’t travel to Rwanda.
This decision was confirmed on Wednesday 23rd December 2020 after receiving a letter from CAF. The cancellation means KCCA who traveled With only 14 players lost 2-0 to AS Kigali.
” According to CAF AFCON organizing committee which is also in line with the FIFA laws of the game, each match must be played if the team has at least 11 players including (GOAL KEEPER) + 4 substitutes.” KCCA stated on their official website.
” If a team does not have the minimum number of players (11 players including goal keeper) + 4 substitutes to play a match the team will be considered to have lost the match 2-0.”
KCCA FC got a bye in the first round, and were set to face neighbors As Kigali who eliminated Botswana’s Orapa United on an away goal rule after a 2-2 aggregate.
But today’s decision means KCCA FC lost 2-0 to As Kigali and will host As Kigali on 6th January 2021 for the return leg.