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CECAFA NILE BASIN: SCVU to face El Merreikh

Ugandan representatives Sports Cub Victoria University (SCVU) have been drawn to play Sudanese giants El Merreikh in the inaugural CECAFA Nile Basin Cup Winners Cup tournament that kicks off on 22nd May.  SCVU who bowed out of the Uganda cup on Sunday 2-1 on aggregate at the hands of double chasing KCC FC, will also play against Malakia of South Sudan and Polisi from Zanzibar.

According to the CECAFA media officer Rogers Mulindwa, the tournament has attracted all the teams in the region except Eritrea who did not confirm an entry.

‘There have been invitations extended to Arab Contractors and El Masry of Egypt plus Sudanese sides El Merreikh and Al Ahly of Shandy City to take part in the tournament. The quartet accepted and was part of the draw’ added Mulindwa.

The tournament venues will be in Khartoum, Shandy and the Red Sea-side city of Port Sudan.

The groups as below:

Group A; El Merreikh-Sudan,

SC Victoria University- Uganda

Malakia-South Sudan

Polisi Zanzibar


Group B:

Merreikh Al Fasher-Sudan

Mbeya City- Tanzania Mainland

Elman- Somalia

AFC Leopards- Kenya


Group C :

Al Ahli Shand –Sudan

Al Masry- Egypt

Defence- Ethiopia

Dikhil- Djibouti


Group D:

Hey Al Arab- Sudan

Arab Contractors- Egypt

Flambeau de l’Est- Burundi

Etincelles- Rwanda

Photo: SCVU team ready to feature in the Nile Basin cup

Photo credit: SCVU Communications department

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