Reports gathered by InformAfrica shows that the Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA) has confirmed that the 2012 Kagame Club Cup Competition will be hosted by Tanzania in Dar-es-salaam from the 14th of July to the 28th.
In preparations for the Kagame cup championship in Dar es salaam, on Thursday CECAFA Secretary General, Nicholas Musonye met several stakeholders and partners to lay the ground in what is expected to be a thrilling competition.
On the same day, CECAFA Chairman, Leodegar Tenga held a joint meeting of the regional body and Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) at the their headquarters – where both parties signed a memorandum to stage the annual event next month.
Addressing journalists at a press conference in Dar-es-salaam on Saturday morning, both Tenga and CECAFA Secretary General Nicholas Musonye thanked the sponsors of the event especially CECAFA’s Patron President Paul Kagame for their efforts to improve club football in the region.
President Paul Kagame was the sponsor of the annual tournament since 1999 and has already committed $60, 000 prize money for this year’s cup edition which will attract teams from Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and hosts, Tanzania.
Several clubs across the African continent have shown keen interest in participating in this year’s event. They include Vita Club of Congo and several others from the COSAFA region.
Musonye said he will liaise with TFF and sponsors to look at the possibility of inviting foreign clubs all depending on the resources that will be available.
Supersport has partnered with CECAFA to show the matches live from the Dar-es-salaam National Stadium which hosted both the CECAFA Club and Challenge cups last year.
Did you know that The CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup is the oldest football tournament in Africa?
It is a tournament of FIFA and the Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA), and includes national teams from Central and East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Zanzibar, Somalia, Rwanda, Burundi and Djibouti).
Credit: CECAFA Football