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Uganda to host 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup

12 February,2019 750

Uganda is set to host the 2019 regional Council for East and Central African Football Associations (CECAFA) Senior Challenge Cup, […]

Uganda is set to host the 2019 regional Council for East and Central African Football Associations (CECAFA) Senior Challenge Cup, said Secretary General of CECAFA, Nicholas Musonye.

Musonye, said this, following a meeting in Ethiopia on Monday, which allowed Uganda to host the Challenge Cup.

“Presidents of Federations and CECAFA have agreed that we shall have seven Championships this year. The members have made it clear which tournaments they will host,” he added.

Uganda Cranes have won a record 14 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup titles, and the defending champions Kenya have taken seven.

Last year Kenya withdrew at the last moment from hosting the Senior Challenge Cup because of financial challenges.

Musonye however, said Eritrea will host the U-17 tournament, while the CECAFA Club Championship will take place in Rwanda and the CECAFA Women’s Championship in Tanzania, while the hosts for the other competitions will be communicated.

The Uganda FA president, Moses Magogo, told Xinhua that they will be ready to host the Challenge Cup this year.

Adding that “We had some challenges and did not host the U-20 tournament last year, but we shall host the Challenge Cup,”

Uganda Cranes have won a record 14 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup titles, and the defending champions Kenya who last year withdrew at the last moment from hosting the Senior Challenge Cup because of financial challenges, have taken seven.

Last year CECAFA only managed to stage the U-17 Championship in Djibouti and the Women’s Championship in Rwanda.


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Bamuke Derrick Hartlego is a Ugandan sports Journalist. He currently works as a presenter with Homex Radio, an online sports radio and Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC). He previously served as the senior sports reporter at Dailysports Media, Insidesports Uganda and Linkme Ug, he has also worked with 94.1 Nile FM, a station owned by Bornfree Technologies Network, in Arua.

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