KAMPALA – Continental soccer governing body – Caf has assigned four Ugandans to officiate in different capacities, at the upcoming quarter-finals of the Champions League.
The knockout stages for the 2020-21 Champions League are set to kick-off with the quarter-finals on May 14, and Caf, accordingly appointed a quartet of Ugandans to officiate in different countries.
The assigned officials include – referees – Yusuf Suleiman Awuye, Dick Okello and Ali Mwebe as well as ex-footballer turned administrator – Mike Letti, Fufa Media Officer – Ahmed Hussein, confirmed on Friday.
Awuye – the most senior of all appointees; will on May 22, officiate as the Match Commissioner in a Caf return leg Champions League fixture, involving hosts Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa and Egypt’s Al Ahly in Tshwane.
Awuye’s Caf assignment will follow, a week after another Ugandan – Mwebe had officiated as General Coordinator during a first leg Champions League encounter, pitting Kaizer Chiefs of South Africa against Tanznia’s Simba SC in Johannesburg.
Former midfield maestro at the defunct UCB FC – Letti will, on May 22, handle the return leg Champions League fixture between Simba SC of Tanzania and South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs in Dar es Salaam as Match Commissioner.
But, its referee – Okello, who leads the way – as he travels to Algiers to officiate as second assistant during the first leg of the Champions League match, where MC Alger of Algeria hosts Morocco’s Wydad AC on May 14.