The 2016 edition of the Africa Cup of Club Championship (ACCC) will see 19 teams compete at City Park Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya from January 7 -15 as Easterners (Men) and Orange (Women) seek to defend the respective titles they won in 2015.
Ten teams including Sliders, Orange (Kenya), Heartland and Elrufai (Nigeria), Ghana Revenue Authority and Ghana Police (Ghana), Wananchi and Weatherhead (Uganda), Sharkia (Egypt) and Tanzanian Club will compete in the Ladies category.
The Men’s category will see nine clubs Butali and Police (Kenya), Easterners and Sharkia (Egypt), Exchequers and Ghana Police (Ghana), Wananchi and Weatherhead (Uganda), and Niger Flickers from Nigeria compete.
Seeking to leave a mark on their maiden appearance at the prestigious tournament, Weatherhead (M) acquired the services of foreign players with Kenyans Elvis Pascal Kiplagat, Josephat Nyongesa, Brian Sergon Kipchirchir and East Africa’s reigning MVP Lawrence Robin Okongo named in the team that head coach Vincent Kasasa unveiled three days ago.
Wananchi (W) are the other tournament debutants. The side secured their ticket to this edition in 2015 after lifting their first league title.
The four representatives from Uganda will leave the country on Thursday as they look to raise the country’s flag.