Kobs Stranded In Thailand


this doctor geneva;”>Thailand football governing body invited Uganda for two football friendly matches that were to be played on different days.

look geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The two parties agreed an appearance fee for Uganda of 30,000 dollars per game; however, by game-time yesterday, Uganda hadn’t received the money hence skipping the fixture.

When asked about Uganda’s failure to honour the fixture, the Federation’s spokesperson, Rogers Mulindwa said that he is yet to confirm exactly why the game wasn’t played yesterday.

Reports from Thailand indicate that, this may cause the team to delay from Thailand since the Thailand federation is entitled to provide the return tickets for players but Kobs has to first play the skipped game.

Though the team initially had to be in Uganda by Thursday morning, it’s now not so clear when it will be back.

“I can’t tell when the team will be back in country but I am sure with no hardship, they will come back,” added Mulindwa.

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) instead of Cranes sent the U-23 team to Thailand because it was the only available team, since the main team was preparing for the oncoming Olympics qualifiers.

Absurd as it is, FUFA was testing a team that had spent long without being together.

In their first game in Thailand, Kobs lost to the home side 3-0 but players and officials are still blaming the Thailand federation for moving the team almost 400 kms by road which made players to get weary.

Now, they are stuck in Thailand without transport back home.


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