The Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA) launched the 2015 CECAFA-Kagame Club Cup tournament in Dar es salaam, Tanzania on Wednesday 1st July 2015. The tournament starts July 18 to August 2.
The launch ceremony was attended by CECAFA Chairman, Eng. Leodegar Tenga , Secretary General Nicholas Musonye, Tanzanian FA Chairman Jamal Malinzi and TFF Secretary General Selestine Mwasigwa. Others included the representatives from Supersport .
Ugandan giants KCC FC have been drawn in Group C alongside Tanzania’s Azam FC, Malakia (South Sudan) and Adama City (Ethiopia) in the CECAFA Kagame cup to be hosted by Tanzania from Saturday 18th July -Saturday 2nd August, 2015 t the National stadium in Dar es Salaam.
In an e-mail communication from the office of the CECAFA Media Officer Rogers Mulindwa, the tournament has attracted 13 teams.
KCC’s opening fixture is against Azam FC on 19thJuly while three days later they will take on Adama City before winding up with Malakia FC on 25th July.
The teams are expected in Dar es Salaam not later than July 16th. CECAFA and Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) will take care of all other expenses related to the event including full board accommodation, local transport and prize money among others.
President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, the CECAFA Patron since 2002 has already committed a prize package of USD 60,000 to be shared as follows:- Winners USD 30,000, Second USD 20,000 and third USD 10,000.
A: Yanga (Tanzania), Gor Mahia (Kenya), Telecom (Djibouti), KMKM (Zanzibar), Khartoum-N (Sudan)
B: APR (Rwanda), Al Shandy(Sudan), LLB AFC (Burundi), Heegan FC (Somalia)
C: Azam FC (Tanzania), Malakia (South Sudan), Adama City (Ethiopia), KCCA (Uganda)
MAIN PHOTO: L-R CECAFA top brass Nicholas Musonye (General), Leodegar Tenga (President) and Jamal Malinzi(TFF President) at CECAFA Press conference in Dares Salaam yesterday
Photo credit: CECAFA Media