KCCA FC head coach Mike Mutebi has explained the reason as to why the Uganda Premier League champions had fewer players for their tie against Mbarara City.
The Kasasiro Boys had only 16 players, which is against the regulations which require a team to have 18 players during a matchday.
Mutebi admitted that the majority of his players failed to meet the requirements of licensing regulations by the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA).
“It was a licensing problem. Fufa is very strict with the National Identity Cards. Most of them had passports but did not have national IDs whereas some are still on the sidelines due to injuries, the main reason as to why we had a limited team is because of the licensing procedure,” Mutebi said
Charles Lukwago, Musa Ramathan, Herbert Achai, Samuel Kato, John Revita, Gift Ali, Erisa Ssekisambu, Muzamir Mutyaba, Mike Mutyaba, Joseph Kafumbe, Nicholas Kasozi Jamil Maliyamungu, Hassan Musana, Filbert Obenchan, John Odumegwu and Peter Magambo were the only players Mutebi had for the tie.
However, KCCA managed to 1-0 against Mbarara City on Wednesday in what is their first-ever victory in six attempts against the Mbarara club.