TANZANIA, DAR ES ALAAM ON 5.7.2018
TFF: We take this opportunity to invite the Secretary General of CECAFA to Tanzania and all the guests, media and our partners Azam to the launch of the CECAFA-Kagame club cup championship.
As you all know, this is one of the most celebrated club competitions dating back to its historical launch in Tanzania in 1974. From this date Tanzania has had a great share of glorious moments in hosting and winning this coveted championship.
Tanzania has been one of the most successful host of Kagame cup. The last time we host this event was in 2015 when we had a record attendance than any other country has ever witnessed in the history of this event.
Today we assemble here to confirm our commitment to host and deliver a successful tournament to the region in particular and Africa in general. We shall offer our usual hospitality to all delegations so that they can enjoy the two weeks they will be here.
I appeal to all Tanzanians, supporters, media and the corporate world to join TFF in delivering a successful event..
AZAM: We are here today as the true friends and partners of football in this region. When Azam was launched, one of its main aim was to give back to the society. We have done this by supporting various community initiatives including the development of football in this zone.
We have partnered with Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda in the past couple of years. Last year, we became the CECAFA TV partners and successfully covered the Senior Challenge cup in Kenya and the recent CECAFA Under 17 cup final in Burundi.
We believe in this region and its youth and we believe we have a responsibility in transforming the growth of football in this zone.
As a media house, we have committed ourselves to give quality to our zone. We have done this before and we shall continue to engage with the FA’S in the region to realize the dreams of our youth.
We have committed to work with CECAFA and we promise to deliver a successful CECAFA- Kagame cup 2018.
CECAFA: As a regional body, I take this opportunity to thank TFF, Azam and the people of Tanzania for standing with CECAFA all through. For many years, Tanzania have demonstrated their commitment and loyalty to CECAFA and that is why they have stood out as the most trusted host of CECAFA Competitions.
Today we are here to launch CECAFA-Kagame cup 2018 and we are confident that the tournament will be a huge success given the reliable and trusted partnership we have with TFF, Azam and the people of Tanzania.
I also wish to take this opportunity to thank HE President Paul Kagame and the people of Rwanda for their commitment and contribution to the success of CECAFA over the past couple of years.
We want to make Kagame cup the best club competition all round and we count on the support of the media to realize this dream.
NICHOLAS MUSONYE – SECRETARY GENERAL CECAFA