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2016 CECAFA Women Football championship launched in Uganda, Kampala

2016 CECAFA Women Championship: 11th – 20th September (All Matches at the FUFA Technical Center, Njeru)

GROUP A: Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Zanzibar

GROUP B: Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda

The long  awaited Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA) women football championship returns  after over a period of 30 years without being played.

The tournament has been launched at the home of football in Uganda, FUFA House in Mengo, Kampala during a well attended press conference on Monday.

CECAFA Seceretary General, Nicholas Musonye graced the launched together with the FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo, the tournament Local Organizing Committee chairman Rogers Byamukama and other members of the LOC.

Addressing the media, the FUFA President expressed the gratitude for the federation to host the tournament of CECAFA’s magnitude;

We are excited to hosting the Championship. This is an extended programme to the strategy we took to develop women football in the country and across the region.

This tournament will also give the girls more playing time internationally.

Eng. Magogo officially announced the full members of the Local Organizing Committee.

The seven man committee has Rogers Byamukama, the chairperson.

Others are Dr. Bernard Patrick Ogwel, Agnes Mugena, Chris Kalibala,Samuel Mpiima, Efrance Nanjego and Ahmed Hussein.

2016 CECAFA Women Football Championship, Rogers Byamukama addresses the media during the tournament launch in Kampala on Monday, 29th August 2016. He assured good preparations in terms of preparations (main playing ground, training grounds, secretariat and hotel facilities)

The tournament gets underway on the 11th September 2016 with Burundi taking on Zanzibar at 2 p.m.

Hosts Uganda will play Kenya in the next fixture on match day one.

Byamukama, also a FUFA Executive committee member asserted that there are seven countries that have duly confirmed to take part in the tournament.

CECAFA Secretary General, Musonye appreciated FUFA for taking the bold decision to host the women tournament at a time no other country was willing to take up the opportunity.


I thank Uganda for taking the initiative and being bold enough to bring CECAFA women’s tournament here in Kampala. This is the golden opportunity to revamp women’s football in the CECAFA region.

All the matches will be played at the FUFA Technical Center in Njeru with two games running per day.

The last CECAFA women football championship was held in Zanzibar and won by the hosts in 1986.

MAIN PHOTO: L-R FUFA Communications Director Ahmed Hussein, FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo, CECAFA Secretary General Nicholas Musonye and the Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee.

PHOTO CREDITS: FUFA Communications Department


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