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Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) has confirmed Uganda will host this year’s Women’s Championship.

The decision to award Uganda hosting rights was arrived at during CECAFA’s Annual General Assembly held on Friday at the Four Points By Sheraton Hotel in Arusha, Tanzania.

CECAFA members with the exception of Kenya who were recently banned by FIFA all agreed to the decision.

“While the Assembly agreed that a criteria for members planning to host be drawn for the other six tournaments planned for the year, Uganda made it clear they were ready to host the Women’s Senior Championship.” Reads part of the statement from CECAFA.

FUFA President Eng. Moses Hassim Magogo believes the tournament will be a good precursor to both Uganda and Burundi who have qualified for 2022 Women Africa Cup of Nations.

“The Championship will help to polish both Uganda and Burundi ahead of the Women Africa Cup of Nations in July and as FUFA, we are willing and ready to host it.” He indicated

The dates for the said tournament were not revealed and CECAFA indicated these would be announced later.

Djibouti was meant to host the CECAFA Senior Women’s Championship last December, but pulled out because the national Stadium was undergoing renovation.

The last time Uganda hosted the Championship was in 2016 and Tanzania lifted the title.

Joel Muyita

Joel Muyita is a senior staff writer at Kawowo Sports.

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