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Rwanda to Host CECAFA Kagame Cup 2019

12 February,2019 750

Rwanda will host the 2019 Cecafa Kagame Cup which will be held from July 26, 2019. The decision was passed […]

Rwanda will host the 2019 Cecafa Kagame Cup which will be held from July 26, 2019.

The decision was passed at a CECAFA meeting held on Monday in Addis Ababa.

Rwanda last staged the championship in 2014 with the home side APR FC losing to Sudan’s El Merreikh 1-0 in the final in Kigali.

Dar Es Salaam hosted the tournament in July 2018 with Azam winning 2-1 against Simba in an all Tanzanian final to record their second title on the bounce.

Besides the CECAFA Kagame Cup, Tanzania, who are the reigning CECAFA Women champions, will host the 2019 edition from November 16, Kenya will host the inaugural CECAFA Women’s U-20 tournament while Uganda will host both the Boy’s U-20 Championship from September 14, 2019 & Men’s Challenge Cup from December 1, 2019.

Under FIFA Forward 2.0, regional sub confederations must organize at least two age group competitions for both men and women in order to be eligible to receive funding worth $ 1 million every year.

Member associations must also organize a minimum of 4 matches in two age categories for both boys and girls to be eligible for full operational funding.


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