- The Sudan FA was banned by FIFA for government interference
- Kiiza plays at Al Hilal Obeid whilst Salim features for El Merriekh
- The two teams plus Al Hilal are no longer entitled to feature in international competitions until ban is lifted
Ugandan internationals Hamis ‘Diego’ Kiiza and Jamal Salim Magoola have been affected by the FIFA ban on Sudan FA.
The duo ply their trade in the country with Salim at El Merriekh and Kiiza at Al Hilal Obeid and the two clubs are among the three still in contention for honours in continental competitions.
The FIFA ban means that all Sudan clubs are no longer entitled to take part in international competitions as per article 13 of the FIFA statutes.
“The SFA representative and club teams are no longer entitled to take part in international competitions until the ban is lifted…..” read part of the suspension letter signed by Secretary General Fatma Samoura.
The ban comes at a time when Kiiza’s Al Hilal Obeid leads their Total CAF Confederation Cup 2017 group and already qualified for the quarter finals and were due to visit Zambia’s Zesco United on Sunday.
Salim’s El Merriekh was due to visit Tunisia’s Etoile Du Sahel in the CAF Champions League where they lie second in their group with a chance to reach the quarter finals.