Batte To Referee At CECAFA

Denis Batte has been named among the referees for the forthcoming Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) Senior Challenge Cup in Kenya.

BatteBatte, 37, will be joined by assistant Mark Sonko as the only Ugandans among selected nine referees and nine assistants from different countries.

The duo on November 2 also travelled to Cairo, Egypt for the Caf Elite ‘B’ referees that ended last Friday.

All these referees will, however, be subjected to fitness and medical tests on arrival in Nairobi before the tournament officially kicks off,” said Nicholas Musonye, the CECAFA Secretary General.

The tournament, which is expected to attract all 12 CECAFA member nations and two guests, Zambia and Malawi, will take place November 27 to December 12.

This will be the first time Kenya is hosting the competition since 2009, with Uganda having hosted the last edition in Kampala where they defeated Kenya in the finals.

Meanwhile, CECAFA have also earmarked November 18th for the draws of the tournament to be made in Nairobi.

Referees: Anthony Okwayo (Kenya), Denis Batte (Uganda), Wish Yabarow (Somalia), Israel Mujuni (Tanzania), Louis Hakizimana (Rwanda), Thiery Nkurunziza (Burundi), Waziri Sheha (Zanzibar), Gebremichael Luleseged (Eritrea), Kheirala Murtaz (Sudan)

Assistant referees: Gilbert Cheruiyot (Kenya), Tonny Kidiya (Kenya), Fedinard Chacha (Tanzania), Mark Sonko (Uganda), Suleiman Bashir (Somalia), Fraser Zakara (South Sudan), Simba Honore (Rwanda), Hamid Idam (Sudan), Kinfe Yimla (Ethiopia)



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