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The stage is set for the 2013 CECAFA-Kagame club cup competition in Sudan
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Tuesday, 21 May 2013 16:51
The stage is set for the 2013 CECAFA-Kagame club cup competition in North Darfur and South Gordofanfrom June 18th to July 2nd after the draws and fixtures were released at a colourful ceremony in Khartoum Monday.
The Secretary General of CECAFA Nicholas Musonye and Kagame cup organsining committee chairman Raoul Gisanura from Rwanda presided over the ceremony at Conrinthians Hotels.
The tournament to be staged in the far West Al Fasher in North Darfur and Kadugli in far South Gordofan State has attracted a record 13 clubs. The ceremony was attended by top SFA officials, Sudan Government officials and representatives from the two hosting states.
Musonye hailed the SFA, the Government of Sudan and the two Governors for their total commitment to host one of the major competitions in the CECAFA zone. He also hailed president Paul Kagame of Rwanda for standing with CECAFA for the last decade during which time the fortunes of CECAFA have changed tremendously.
Musonye was optmistic that the tournament in Darfur and South Gordofan will be a huge success and will contribute to the peace and development initiatives in the Sudan. The CECAFA delegation has been in Darfur and Gordofan for the last six days finalising the arrangements for the event. see the attached fixtures.
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By CORRESPONDENT, in Khartoum >>>
THE Sudan Government and its football association said on Wednesday it supported and were excited about an international soccer tournament being held in the unusual frontiers of North Darfur and South Kordofan states.
Federal Minister of Youth and Sport, Sidique Mohamed Tom and Sudan Football Association President Dr Mutazim Jaffar, said hosting a two-week Cecafa [Council of East and Central African Football Associations] Kagame Club Cup competition in Al Fashir City [North Darfur] and Kadugli [South Kordofan] was unprecedented but it was a deliberate effort to use sport as a unifier in states that had seen long periods of war and lack of peace.
A Cecafa inspection team was making its conclusions as to whether the Darfur and Kordofan were capable of hosting the Kagame Cup in Sudan between June 18 and July 2.
The SFA and the Sudan government got the assurance that the tournament will indeed take place here and were told that another Cecafa team, including affiliate member delegates, would visit the venues in three weeks’ time to make sure all final preparations were in place.
Dr Jaffar said SFA was firmly behind their affiliate football associations in North Darfur and South Kordofan in their efforts to improve football facilities such as stadiums.
Cecafa approved two stadiums in Al Fashir City ready for the tournament and the council’s secretary general, Nicholas Musonye, said a 25,000 stadium yet to be completed in Kadugli was a showcase which federal governments in Africa should emulate in devolving the development of infrastructure to all corners of their countries.
"CECAFA Tournaments are a means of using Sport in general and football in particular to promote peace in the Great Lakes Region and the Horn of Africa.– Secretary General"- Nicholas Musonye
"CECAFA tournaments attract a very wide following across East and central Africa becoming one of the successful soccer body"