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Uganda not Kenya will host the Challenge Cup-Musonye

Cecafa General Secretary Nicholas Musonye (left) and the FUFA president Lawrence Mulindwa. Musonye has rubbished claims that this year’s Challenge Cup goes to Nairobi.

Cecafa secretary general Nicholas Musonye has cast aspersions on Kenya hosting this year’s Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup insisting that it will be hosted by Uganda starting mid November.

On Thursday, Football Kenya Federation (FKF) issued a statement indicating that sponsors EABL were happy with the event being held in Kenya but Musonye rubbished the claims.

“This year’s Cecafa will be hosted by Uganda as we said before. We have no further communication to the contrary from our sponsors. Those talking about Kenya hosting are missing the point,” Musonye told journalists in Nairobi.

Tanzania hosted the last two editions in 2010 and 2011 as Kenya hosted in 2009 but the tournament in Nairobi suffered a poor fans turnout in the stadium.

Meanwhile FUFA has written to the Government through the National Council of Sports (NCS) seeking political permission to host the tournament. “A tournament of that magnitude where twelve nations convene in one country, you automatically have to seek government clearance” said Edgar Watson, the Federation Chief Executive Officer.

Edgar however added that FUFA had the will and that the government officials contacted verbally had also sounded supportive to the move. Uganda Cranes are the defending champions of Cecafa-Tusker Senior Challenge Cup.

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