Cranes technical committee head Mujib Kasule put the blame on KCC FC for Hassan Wasswa’s current predicament that has seen the player inactive for his club side since October.
Wasswa was named on coach Micho Sredojevic’s squad to preparare for the upcoming 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualification campaign despite being under suspension by the club.
The midfielder is accused by KCC of trying to force through a move to Vietnamese top flight club Dong Nai FC in October without the club’s consent.
“The club should hand out a punishment to him instead of leaving him inactive because it is the country that loses out,” Kasule said after unveiling the 35-man squad.
“KCC has never issued a suspension letter to the player and we wrote to them as the federation inquiring why,” he explained.
KCC vice chairman in charge of administration Allan Ssewanyana, however, disagreed with Kasule saying it is the player to blame after refusing to apologise for his deeds.
“As a club we asked the player to apologise to his coaches after the Chan tournament but he has not appeared since, so what should we do?” Ssewanyana wondered.
The player himself could not be reached for comment although two players who preferred not to be named for fear of reprisal disagreed with Ssewanyana’s statement.
The players told the Saturday Monitor in separate interviews on Thursday that Wasswa appeared at the club after the Chan tournament but was frustrated by the club’s silence.
“He wrote an apology after returning from Chan but issues here are handled by many people, it seems some officials like him and others don’t,” he said.
The other meanwhile revealed that Wasswa indeed appeared but was not sure what happened thereafter. “He was here with the apology letter but I am not sure what happened after that,” he said.
THE HASSAN WASSWA DILEMMA
-Played three games at Chan since October
-Among 35 provisional squad expected to start training at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole, on May 7
-Mentioned by coach Micho among quintet that will form backbone of Cranes 2015 Afcon qualification campaign
-Cranes start qualifiers with a trip to Antananarivo, Madagascar on the weekend starting May 16.