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CECAFA - Kagame Club Cup 2012 in Tanzania.

Dar e salaam, Saturday

THE Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA) will stage the 2012 Kagame Club cup Competition in Tanzania from July 14th-28th. Preparations for the championship began in earnest in Dar re salaam on Thursday when CECAFA Secretary General Nicholas Musonye met several stakeholders and partners to lay the ground in what is expected to be a thrilling competition.

On Friday meeting, CECAFA Chairman Leodegar Tenga chaired a  joint meeting of the Council and Tanzania Football Federation(TFF) at the Federation Headquarters where both parties signed a memorandum to stage the event next month.

At a Press Conference in Dar Saturday, both Tenga and Musonye  thanked the Sponsors of the event and also CECAFA Patron President Paul Kagame for their efforts to improve club football in the region. President Kagame has been the sponsor of CECAFA since 1999.

He has already committed USD 60,000 prize money for the 2012 competition. Musonye urged other sponsors and partners to come on board and make the 2012 competition a success.

Supersport has already partnered with CECAFA to show the matches Live. The matches will be staged at the Dar National Stadium which hosted both the Club cup cup and Challenge cup last year.

Several clubs across the continent have shown interest in participating in this year's event, They include Vita Club of Congo and several others from COSAFA region. Musonye said he will liaise with TFF, and sponsors to look at the possibility of inviting foreign clubs all depending on the resources that will be available.

NICHOLAS MUSONYE
SECRETARY GENERAL

 

 

 


 

 

 

Uganda Cranes advance in 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers

 

Uganda joined Sudan in the region in the next round of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations after an emphatic 4-0 victory over visiting Congo Brazzaville this Saturday evening at Namboole Stadium.

Having played at the 2012 finals, Sudan are among the 16 teams awaiting qualifiers in the first round and Uganda qualified on a 5-3 goal aggregate, while Rwanda bowed out after falling 2-0 away to Nigeria.

A 34th minute header from skipper Andy Mwesigwa and a Geoffrey Walusimbi penalty early in the second half were followed by solo efforts from Geoffrey Massa and Emma Okwi late in the game to send the Cranes through.

From the onset Uganda needed a 2-0 win to advance after losing to the Congolese team 3-1 in Brazzaville two months ago.

Mwesigwa, who was a doubt early in the day after picking up an injury in their 1-all draw against Senegal last weekend in a World Cup qualifier, commanded the team and opened the scores from Walusimbi corner.

In the 50th minute, Walusimbi was on hand to convert a penalty after Brian Omony was brought down in the box by Congolese defender Bruce Abdulaye who was booked for the foul. Walusimbi also scored a penalty in the 1-1 draw with Senegal in a 2014 World Cup qualifier game last weekend.

The dominant Cranes continued to take matters in their hands and their attack-minded possession paid off in the 64th minute when Massa picked the ball just beyond the centre line, ran clear and riffled in a shot that gave the Congolese keeper no chance.

The ball went through the net sending the Congolese players to dispute the goal. It took the referee from Morocco time to check the net and it was proved the ball went throw.

From this time on, there was no stopping Uganda as the Cranes continued their dominance. Emma Okwi’s 87th minute solo effort came as no surprise. The visitors picked four yellow cards while the hosts had one.

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CAF announces qualification system for 2013

Africa Cup of Nations

The Confederation of African Football on evening Thursday announced the seeding system for the final round of qualifying for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

In a communication signed by the CAF secretary general Hicham El Amrani, said a total 28 teams were taking part in the second round of the preliminaries after the first leg ties were played in February and the return legs will be played in June.

“Fourteen teams will qualify for the second round and will join the sixteen that took part in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations for the third and final round of the qualification. Hosts South Africa are the only nation that have gained automatic qualification.

The Black Stars of Ghana and 15 other finalists from the 2012 Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon have all been given byes to the final round. Joining them there will be the 14 winners of the second round ties.

The thirty (30) teams will be divided into two pots (pot 1 and pot 2) and each pot will be comprised of 15 teams. A team from pot 1 will play against at team from pot 2 following a draw. As usual, CAF’s ranking of the nation teams will be used to determine the teams that will go to pot 1 and those that will go to pot 2. The classification will be based on the performance of the teams in the last three editions of the African Cup of Nations.

Basing on the performances in the last three Nation Cup events, the classification system would Cup holders Zambia top with 26 points, Ghana and Cote d’ Ivoire at 22 and Egypt with 21 points.

 
 

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The CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup is the oldest football tournament in Africa. It is a tournament of FIFA and the Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA), and includes national teams from Central and East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Zanzibar, Somalia, Rwanda, Burundi and Djibouti)

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