The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has confirmed its position to host this year’s Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup.
The regional tournament that has for the last two years been hosted by Tanzanian Football Federation (TFF) will now come to Kampala in late November to mid December. FUFA Chief Executive officer Edgar Watson said they had finalized all the consultations and a confirmation letter already sent to the regional secretariat.
Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup is sponsored by the East African Breweries Limited (EABL) through the Tusker brand. In a related development, the FUFA Executive has named a 10-man local organizing committee to start off the preparations of hosting the oldest Football Championship in East and Central Africa.
FUFA Vice President in charge Administration Eng. Moses Magogo chairs the committee with Patrick Ogwel (VP-Youth) as his deputy. Edgar Watson is the committee secretary. Others are Mujib Kasule (VP USL), Livingstone Kyambadde (VP-Technical), Anthony Kimuli (VP-Finance), Rogers Mulindwa (Media), Lwere Sam (Security), Rogers Byamukama and Sam Mpiima (Marketing and sponsorship).
As part of its first assignment, the committee is expected to meet with the Minister of state for Sports Hon Charles Bakabulindi to discuss the detailed program of the three week’s event. Uganda last hosted this championship in 2008 when they edged Kenya 1-0 in the finals. The Uganda Cranes are the defending champions after dumping Amavubi of Rwanda 2-1 in the finals played from the National Stadium of Dar es salaam last year.