Crested Cranes' Bridget Nabisalu and Fazilah Ikwaput battle for the ball during training Credit: FUFA Media
[/media-credit] Crested Cranes’ Bridget Nabisalu and Fazilah Ikwaput battle for the ball during training ahead of the CECAFA Women Championship Credit: FUFA Media

Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) has indefinitely postponed hosting of the 2018 CECAFA Women Championship which was scheduled to be played at Stade De Kigali from May 12-22, 2018.

The decision to postpone the tournament was taken by the federation management on Tuesday, May 8 citing lack of funds to organize the tournament.

“The reason behind the postponement of the tournament is basically due to the unavailability of hosting funds initially meant to be sent to Rwanda FA by the Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA),” a statement on FERWAFA website reads in part.

“With just a few days to the start of the tournament initially set for Saturday, May 12, 2018, FERWAFA has not received funds to host the tournament from CECAFA as agreed last month despite repeated correspondences and calls to CECAFA Secretariat requesting hosting funds to be availed to ensure the smooth organization of the tournament.”

The federation has however not opted out of hosting the tournament as a new date for the event will be set once funds from the regional body have been recieved.

Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) will take a decision to host this tournament upon reception of hosting funds. At that time, both FERWAFA and CECAFA will sit to decide on the suitable dates when this tournament will be staged.

Rwanda’s national team that has been in residential camp since last week will consequently break off.

The Rwanda National Women Football Team which has been in residential camp since last week will break off their training session and focus on their club engagements in the Women Football League which will also resume with immediate effect.

Meanwhile, the Crested Cranes had also entered residential camp yesterday at the African Bible University in Lubowa and were set for a training game later today.

Franklin Kaweru is the Editor in Chief of Kawowo Sports. He is an ardent basketball enthusiast.

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