14 February 2013

Uganda: Wasswa Row Draws Fifa's Intervention

FIFA judge Chuck Blazer is due make a decision on the future of Cranes midfielder Hassan Wasswa.

Global football governing body FIFA have appointed the American to rule over Wasswa's struggle to secure an International Transfer Certificate (ITC) from Turkey side Kayseri Erciyesspor.

FIFA had ordered the Turkey Football Federation (TFF) to explain their decision to deny Wasswa the 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 a move to Europe.

TFF have refused to issue Wasswa an ITC following a disagreement between the player and Erciyesspor.

"Our affiliated club has terminated the contract between Wasswa and itself. For that reason, Erciyesspor objected to the issuing of the ITC for player," TFF general secretary Emre Alkin said in response to FIFA's inquiry.

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

Copyright © 2013 New Vision. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.