Uganda Rugby Union has admitted that the Phillip Pariyo and Benon Kiiza issue is beyond them after the duo were granted political asylum in the United Kingdom.

The two Ugandan Rugby players vanished after the 2014 commonwealth games in Scotland before later appearing at Welsh Club, St. Peter’s RFC in Cardiff where they were later signed.

They were expected to be among the contingent that arrived at Entebbe International airport when the Uganda Rugby Cranes sevens team returned from Glasgow but it was later reported that they joined a friend then to work at a washing bay in Cumbernauld, a town 14 miles to the north east of Glasgow.

According to the Mirror a newspaper in the U.K who spoke to an insider, they were found by the club when they were barely able to feed themselves and since found better lives.

When quizzed on the Union’s stand after granting them asylum to fully be UK citizens, Yayiro Kasasa an official revealed how unimpressed the governing body before accepting the  fact of the little they can do about the situation.

“Our position is still the same. We think that they went without giving proper notification to the union,” he told Wales Online. “But it is beyond us, we cannot do much about them.”

“If they are continuing with sports we wish them all the best but will see if we can stop such things happening in the future. They went without giving proper consent so our formal position is as it stands.”

Kasasa also insisted they would be answerable to disciplinary committee in case they return home any day.

“This is their country so we have no objection to their coming back but we would have to address the issues relating to the code of conduct with the union,” he said.

“We have structures that we follow if someone goes off like that.”

Deputy Editor at Kawowo Sports. He is an aspiring Sport Psychologist.

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