Many Ugandans have turned social media as the best available alternative of expressing their dissatisfaction towards the Malawian FA for trying to divert The Cranes’ camp attention, just hours to the crucial Africa Cup of Nations – Afcon qualifier against hosts –The Flames.
The Malawians, armed with what appears to be a fake Covid -19 test report from Queens Central Hospital, claim that midfielder Taddeo Lwanga is positive and therefore ineligible the 4:00pm kick-off match at the Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
The allegations, which Fufa officials in Malawi have since disputed, had included team skipper, Dennis Onyango and Farooq Miya and midfielder Taddeo Lwanga from featuring in today’s Africa Cup of Nations – Afcon qualifier against hosts.
The Queens Central Hospital test report, which is making rounds on the social media, is unstamped – allowing Fufa an opportunity to maintain that its fake, according to Fufa Communications Director, Ahmed Hussein.
But the tests for The Cranes team were under the supervision of Caf Covid -19 Officer Dr Precious Kadzamira.
“We have already communicated to Caf – requesting for consideration of the results from the SADC Accredited Laboratory instead Queens Central Hospital,” said Hussein.
But one hour before the scheduled kick-off time Caf declared all players on the Ugandan team free to play because none had tested positive to covid-19 – and Eng.Moses Magogo – the Fufa boss, was in passing over the same message through his Twitter handle. However, Lwanga was left out of the starting line-up.
Uganda needs a point to qualify while Malawi wants a straight win. Burkina Faso already qualified from group B.