Confederation of African Football (CAF) has thrown out Uganda’s petition against Zambia over age limit in the Africa Youth Football Championship qualifiers last month.
FUFA had petitioned CAF seeking dismissal of Zambia’s Young Chipolopolo from the 2015 Niger Africa Youth Football championship qualifiers.
FUFA had lodged a complaint involving Zambia’s team captain Patson Daka, Changwe Kalale, Pumulo Siwanga and Enock Mwepu, whom they insisted are over the age allowed to play in the U-17 qualifiers.
But according to FUFA president Moses Magogo, the petition was dismissed after CAF did not find the complaint reason enough for them to act.
Magogo has instead congratulated Zambia football federation upon their achievement to qualify for the 2015 Niger Africa Youth Football championships.
While addressing the media at FUFA House Magogo said, “Our brothers in Zambia, we congratulate for having having qualified for the Niger finals. The rebuilding process for Uganda’s youngsters continues.”
Uganda Cubs fell off 4-1 on aggregate after they lost the first leg in Lusaka 2-0 and the return leg in Kampala 2 – 1.
The decision by CAF means Zambia joins the hosts Niger, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria and South Africa at the finals that will take place in January 2015. The top 4 teams will represent Africa at the World U-17 qualifiers in Chile.
Source : New vision http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/660295-caf-throws-out-fufa-petition-against-zambia.html