Kagame Cup Club Championships Set for June

CECAFA Secretary General-Nicholas Musonye
CECAFA Secretary General-Nicholas Musonye

The Council of East and Central Football Association (Cecafa) has finally confirmed that the regional Kagame Club Championships will take place in June.

Rogers Mulindwa, the Cecafa Media Officer, told Uganda Radio Network on Thursday night that they have drawn the programme to have the tournament in the later part of June after two matches in the 2014 World Cup qualifier have been played.

The regional Kagame Club Championships attracts the league winners in all the 12 Cecafa member nations that include; Zanzibar, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Sudan and South Sudan.

Mulindwa was, however, unable to announce which country will host the event at this moment, a matter he said would be settled in the next two weeks. Express FC are eligible to represent Uganda at the event, although lack of finances could face them to withdraw, giving chance to URA FC.

Last month the Cecafa Secretary General, Nichoals Musonye said that although Ethiopia was the only country that had shown interest earlier to host the annual club regional championship, they were still waiting for them to confirm by April what arrangements have been made in Addis Ababa.

Hosting the event will be a big boost to Ethiopia whose fans are still excited that the national team took part in the 2013 Afcon in South Africa although they failed to go past the group stage.

Tanzania’s Young Africans are the defending champions after winning the title in 2012 after beating local rivals Azam FC in the final in Dar es Salaam. Rwanda President Paul Kagame has been sponsoring the tournament to a tune of US$60,000 in prize money since 2001.

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