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The President’s directive will see three Uganda Cranes players Dan Wagaluka, Habib Kavuma and Johnson Bagoole exiting the army funded Rwandese club to look for new employment elsewhere.
Eight other foreign players including three Brazilians will also be affected.
Kagame’s move is allegedly intended to pave way for the development of the native players as the country struggles to build a formidable national side. The directive is however only limited to APR, a club owned and directly funded by the Rwandese Army. President Paul Kagame is the APR Club Patron.
FERWAFA Competitions President Bonnie Nsabimana who also doubles as a member of the CECAFA Club Competitions Organizing Committee confirmed the new development when contacted from Dar es salaam where he has been on official CECAFA duties.
“Yes, His Excellency has always complained of the exorbitant expenses towards the recruitment of foreign players who in turn do not add much value to the club’s performance. Such players will have to join other clubs within Rwanda if they are interested,” said Nsabimana before he flew back to Kigali on Thursday.
Other sources within APR, however, said the club officials were still pleading to the President to reverse the decision and pardon a few foreign players.
The source further identified the players being pleaded for as Leonel St. Preus from Haiti (Striker), Johnson Bagoole (Defender) and Dan Wagaluka (midfielder) from Uganda.
When contacted, both Wagaluka and Kavuma said they were aware of the intended changes in the club but had not got official communications from their employers.
information pills geneva;”>The change in flight and arrival date was due to the un expected death of their president John Atta Mills who Passed away on Tuesday due to cardiac arrest at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra.
discount geneva;”>According a press release from FUFA, the Black Satellites will touch down at Entebbe International Airport at 01.15 am but acknowledged they had not yet received formal communication from their counterparts in Ghana.
The statement read; “Our counterparts in Accra had not yet made a formal communication in connection to the same.
FUFA however made an attempt to reach the FA and the information available indicates that the team will arrive at Entebbe International Airport at 01:15 am aboard Ethiopia Airlines, Friday morning.”
“The details searched from the Ethiopian Airlines further confirm that the team bookings are already made in Accra,” the statement further read.
The African Champions are set to clash with their Ugandan counterparts The Hippos this Saturday in an African Youth Championship Qualifier in the first leg at Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium.
The winner of the tie over two legs will meet either of Gambia or Morocco in the final round for a slot in Algeria 2013