Federation of Uganda Football Associations(FUFA) has turned down its clearance to Tooro United FC to take part in the BTV Cup in Vietnam.
The local football governing body has on Wednesday released a statement indicating they have withdrawn their clearance to the Uganda Premier League side.
Chimpsports on Monday broke the news that the team owned by businessman Smart Obed was headed to Vietnam to take part in an international friendly cup.
What was surprising is that the list of players that were supposed to travel included some that do not play for Tooro United. These included; Joel Madondo, Fred Amaku, Mustafa Mujjuzi and Faisal Ssenkyanzi among others.
The letter written by FUFA CEO Edgar Watson addressed to Mr.Lee Hoal Anl, the General Secretary of Vietnam Football Association indicates that the club failed to meet some of the requirements that would necessitate their clearance.
” This is to inform you that Tooro United FC slated to travel for BTV Cup has been found non compliant with the regulations of FUFA and FIFA by failing to provide key mandatory requirements before travelling, ” reads the letter before adding,
” The earlier authorisation therefore given has been withdrawn and Tooro United FC is not cleared to play in the BTV Cup.”
Tooro United FC was supposed to travel on Tuesday to take part in the annual friendly tournament which will run up to 31st December 2018.
Between that period, Tooro United FC have a Uganda Cup game against Entebbe FC and a league game against Vipers SC.