The Council of East and Central Africa (CECAFA) presidents have successfully convened at FUFA House in Kampala, Uganda on Wednesday.
The well attended meeting was conducted at the main headquarters of the Uganda F.A found in Mengo, aimed at discussing for the betterment of football development in the region.
Seven federation presidents including the host, Eng. Moses Magogo were engaged in a tranquil meeting held at FUFA House board room.
Rwanda’s Vincent Nzamwita, Jamal Malinzi (Tanzania), Juneidi Tilmo (Ethiopia), Nicolas Mwendwa (Kenya), Hon. Ndikuniyo Reverien (Burundi) and CAF’s newly approved member nation Zanzibar was represented by Ravia Faina.
South Sudan, Sudan and Djibouti missed the meeting with apology.
Eng. Magogo appreciated the members who attended the meeting.
“This brain storming meeting has been organized to discuss about the current and future state of the CECAFA football” Eng. Magogo remarked.
The F.A Presidents came up with a 9 point resolution programme that is aimed at helping football development in the CECAFA region.
After the meeting, the F.A Presidents addressed the members of the media in a special press conference held at FUFA House.
Each of them was then presented with souvenirs of the historic Uganda Cranes jersey used at the AFCON 2017 finals in Gabon.
The gifts by the FUFA President were a token of appreciation before they had a guided tour around the FUFA headquarters.
The Presidents vowed to convene as many times as possible in a bid to revive the legacy of CECAFA region.
The resolutions included;
1 – Amend the CECAFA constitution.
2 – Convene a Congress for CECAFA as soon as possible
3 – Ensure that CECAFA region gets permanent headquarters
4 – Improve on the CECAFA competitions with emphasis on the youth events (U-15, U-17, and U-20 for both girls and boys) and beach soccer.
5 – Improve the technical aspects of the game in terms of refereeing, coaching, administration and medical
6 – Improve marketing and communication for the CECAFA region with re-branding high on the agenda.
7 – CECAFA Region to submit an official bid to host the Africa Nations Cup finals in teh near future.
8 – CECAFA Region to have effective representation on the CAF Executive Committee.
9 –Come up with a proposal to FIFA on how to access fund to support CECAFA activities in line with development of football at youth, women and beach soccer.
MAIN PHOTO: L-R: Zanzibar’s Ravia Faina, Nicholas Mwendwa (Kenya),Hon. Ndikuniyo Reverien (Burundi), Eng. Moses Magogo (UGanda), Juneidi Tilmo (Ethiopia), Rwanda’s Vincent Nzamwita and Jamal Malinzi (Tanzania) at FUFA House shorlty before the meeting