FUFA Cancels Thailand-Uganda U23 Friendly Matches


view geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>“FUFA hereby informs you that it has cancelled its engagement (involvement) of the Uganda U23 National Team to play International friendly matches in Thailand on 16th and 19th November 2013 under the arrangement of Thailand Football Association and Anton Bakry Trading Company”, there an official letter from FUFA to Thailand FA reads in part.

The Ugandan FA had earlier written to FIFA seeking clarifications on the status of the two planned matches but no response was received an act interpreted by FUFA to have meant that the international football body had no knowledge about the matches.

“The decision for this cancellation has come as a result of having obtained no authorization from FIFA to play these matches despite notifications done to FIFA and CAF” the letter further states.

FUFA being bound by FIFA regulations governing International matches cannot proceed to participate in any tournament or matches without relevant FIFA authorizations.

The Uganda National U23 Team that had started training has been directed to discontinue with the training with immediate effect. “Our team will henceforth not travel to Thailand to play the matches” a document authored by the FA Chief Executive Officer Edgar Watson and copied to FIFA and CAF concluded.


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