Following months of speculation, the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) has confirmed Kenya as hosts for both this year’s Kagame Cup and Senior Challenge Cup tournaments.

The development was confirmed by the Council’s General Secretary, Nicholas Musonye in a press briefing held in Nairobi on Thursday morning.

Without confirming the exact dates, Musonye confirmed the Kagame Cup – Club Championship will be held in December while the Challenge Cup is scheduled for a month before.

Musonye revealed his optimism that Kenya will host better tournaments as compared to 2013 when they hosted the Challenge Cup.

“I believe Kenya will organize a good tournament compared to 2013 which was shambolic,” he told the media. “The Cecafa Kagame Cup will be held in Kenya where the host country will be represented by Gor Mahia and Ulinzi Stars but we are looking at adding another third team from Kenya but that will depend on whether all invited teams will confirm participation,” he added.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania was meant to host the Club Championship in July – August but pulled out at the last minute and thus the congestion in the end of year programme.

Uganda will be represented by Vipers who won the league in the 2014/15 season.

Meanwhile, Musonye also confirmed that preparations are complete as Uganda hosts the Women’s championship in Jinja starting this weekend.

Kenya last hosted the Kagame Club championship in 2001 where Tusker beat Oserian on post-match penalties to lift the title on home soil.

Nile Basin Cup Cancelled

At the same event, Musonye revelead that the second edition of the Nile basin tournament was scheduled for this year has been called due to lack of logistics.  

Uganda Cranes are the defending champions of the Challenge Cup while Tanzania’s Azam are the Kagame Cup holders. 

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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