CAF CC: AS Kigali-KCCA Match Cancelled, COVID-19 Effect
CAF the football governing body in Africa has canceled the CAF Confederation game between AS Kigali and KCCA FC, the latter failed to raise the recommended squad number due to COVID-19.
This was confirmed on Wednesday 23rd December in a letter written to KCCA FC through FUFA the football governing body.
KCCA FC did not have the recommended number of players to have the game take place.
This is because the a number of players tested positive of COVID 19 and could not travel to Kigali Rwanda, and this include all the three KCCA FC goalkeepers.
According to CAF 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.
According to COVID 19 regulations, 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.
In exceptional circumstances the organizing committee will be consulted for a final decision concerning the match.
KCCA FC was to play AS Kigali on Wednesday 23rd December 2020 in Kigali Rwanda.
The decision means AS Kigali have the first leg advantage with a 2-0 score.
The return leg will be played on 6th January 2021 in Kampala.