Alex Gitta, Masavu's new Head of Technical Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
[/media-credit] Alex Gitta, Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Masavu FC coach Alex Gitta would immediately sack club CEO Muzafaru Ssebagala if he had the powers.

The former Express FC coach revealed this after his side had no licenses on match day one when they hosted Police FC at Fisheries Ground, Bugonga which prompted the match to be called off.

On recommendation from the league CEO, Bernard Bainamani, match referees led by William Oloya refused to officiate the game unless the home team produced players’ licenses which they didn’t have.

“If I had the powers, I would sack the club CEO immediately,” Gitta said. “He gave me an assurance on Monday evening that the game would be played because that would mean everything is sorted,” a disappointed Gitta added.

Both sets of players arrived in time for the game but at the time of inspection, the hosts had no licenses.

Match Commissioner Idrissa Kiwanuka advised that Masavu can play under protest but when he sought advice from Bainamani and FUFA Competitions Committee director Ali Mwebe, they advised that the game can only be treated as a friendly.

Speaking to Kawowo Sports, Bainamani said that according to the new rules, a home team has no chance to even play under protest.

For the home team not to present licenses, the game can’t be played. But if they want to play a friendly to entertain the fans, then it’s okay.

With Masavu most likely to forfeit the game, Gitta couldn’t be more disappointed.

Imagine the situation we have been put under. It means we have to pick at least four points from our next two games. The target is to survive relegation and if we forfeit a home match, then it would be bad.

The League secretariat is expected to give a verdict on the game in a couple of days.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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