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01.09.2005 Football News

Ugandan Captain Gone AWOL

By Daily Monitor
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KAMPALA -- CRANES skipper Ibrahim Sekajja who plies his trade in Argentina and South African based Timothy Batabaire have failed to make the trip to Ghana. The Cranes team left yesterday for a vital 2006 World Cup/Nations Cup qualifying tie in Kumasi, Ghana.

Mr John Matovu, the Cranes delegation leader confirmed to Daily Monitor on phone from Nairobi before boarding the plane to connect to Ghana yesterday that Batabiare had failed to show-up in Nairobi, while Sekajja also faield to make it direct to Ghana.

The chairman national teams Sam Tamale Kapeera was yesterday trying to find contact Batabaire on Tuesday night captained his Celtic side in the PSL game against Ajax Cape Town that ended 1-1.

Matovu said that Sekajja would not make it because he had just signed for a new Argentine top division side Arsenal de Sarandi.

Head coach Muhammad Abbas will definately now have defensive problems.

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