Uganda Cranes midfielder Khalid Aucho has apologized following his misconduct that led to suspension from the National team squad preparing for two crucial African Nations Cup qualifiers.
Aucho was on Friday dismissed from Cranes Camp for his failure to adhere to the National team Code of Conduct and FUFA Circular dated 4th March, 2021.
The dismissal resulted from his refusal to board the official means of transport organised to pick him from Entebbe International Airport to the team camp at Cranes Paradise Hotel-Kisasi and delayed to report to camp upon his arrival in the country.
“His club and Egypt Football Association have duly been informed about the decision and the return air ticket has been issued to him for his travel back to Egypt,” the FUFA statement partly read.
The Misr El Makkasa midfielder has today issued an official apology for the regrettable mistakes that led to his suspension
“I Am remorseful and I take full responsibility for the mistakes that led to my suspension from the national team camp for the forthcoming AFCON qualifiers against Burkina Faso and Malawi,” he said.
”I regret my actions and I am ready to put this chapter behind me as it’s a dream to represent my country. To FUFA, fellow players, fans, family and friends; I can only say I’m sorry.”
Earlier, opposition figure Robert Kyagulanyi said Aucho’s suspension was politically motivated, a claim the football star seemed to dismiss.
Aucho had used his social media accounts to denounce alleged acts of human rights violations by security forces.
“I also accept the fact that many of you will not believe my aplogy or anything that I say at this point but this is my only official statement and it’s from the bottom of my heart. I wish the Uganda Cranes success in the two encounters and I hope for the best. See you soon,” read the apology.
The midfielder will miss two crucial group B qualification ties against Burkina Faso (Wednesday 24, March) at the St Mary’s Stadium in Kitende and Malawi (Monday 29, March) in Lilongwe.