Fufa has set 5pm of September 23, 2014 as the deadline to claim the car which was the grand prize in the Uganda-Guinea 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers ticket lottery.
Ticket number 303459 which was purchased at Shell Capital in Kampala was drawn by Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi moments before kickoff on September 10 as the winner.
The fan, who purchased the ticket, however seems to have missed the match at Namboole or never paid attention when the winner was being announced by master of ceremonies Patrick Luwandagga. Since that night the winner hasn’t approached Fufa to claim the Toyota Nadia car.
“The countdown started yesterday, (Tuesday),” Fufa spokesperson Ahmed Hussein said at the federation’s weekly press conference in Mengo yesterday. “If we don’t have anyone coming to claim the car with the ticket that matches our records, we will do another draw and get another winner,” he added.
The car is currently parked at the Fufa headquarters in Mengo as federation continues to wait for the legitimate winner.
The Toyota Nadia was among the prizes Fufa had put in place as a way of promoting the last week’s game.
Meanwhile, Fufa have petitioned Caf, accusing Zambia of fielding overage players in their Africa Under-17 Championship qualifier against Uganda last week.
Fufa contend that four players Mpumulo Siwanga, Enock Mwepu, Kalale Changwe and Padson Daka the captain, who scored the opening goal in the 2-0 first leg victory, are above 17 years. Caf confirmed receiving the petition.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor