The football governing body in Africa, CAF has cancelled the Confederation Cup first leg tie between Rwanda’s AS Kigali and KCCA FC in Kigali.
This was confirmed on Wednesday 23rd December in a letter written to KCCA Football Club.
KCCA FC did not have the recommended number of players to have the game take place. This is because of a number of players tested positive of Covid-19 and could not travel to Kigali Rwanda.
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.
Only 14 players made the trip to Rwanda before CAF called off the game after the club failed to raise the required number of players for a Confederations Cup.
KCCA FC was to play AS Kigali today, Wednesday 23rd December 2020 in Kigali Rwanda. The decision means that AS Kigali have the first leg advantage with a 2-0 score.
The return leg will be played on 6th January 2021 in Kampala.