13 February 2013

Uganda: Fifa to Decide Wasswa's Fate

UGANDA Cranes midfielder Hassan Wasswa's career as an active club footballer rests on the mercy of FIFA judge Chuck Blazer.

Global football governing body FIFA have appointed the American to rule over Wasswa's struggle to secure his International Transfer Certificate from Kayseri Erciyesspor.

FIFA had ordered TFF to explain their decision to deny Wasswa his ITC. Wasswa has since December failed to return to active club football at El Merriekh of Sudan and now his former club KCCA as he pursues another professional stint in Europe.

Turkey Football Federation have refused to issue Wasswa's International Transfer Certificate following a disagreement between the player and Erciyesspor.

"Our affiliated club has terminated the contract between Hassan Wasswa and itself. For that reason, Club Kayseri Erciyesspor objected to the issuing of the ITC for player Hassan Wasswa", TFF General Secretary Emre Alkin wrote in reply to FIFA.

Kayseri Erciyesspor explained that they had terminated their contract with Wasswa because the player failed to honour several official invitations back to the club.

The player's problems at Erciyesspor started soon after he was arrested over alleged possession of drugs at the Ataturk Airport in 2011. Efforts to tress Wasswa for comments were futile.

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