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Football in the region is organised by the (CECAFA) that is based in Nairobi.  It is headed by Mr. Leodegar Tenga as President with Kenyan Nicholas Musonye, a former journalist, as Secretary General. 

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Ethiopian national team got a valuable point from Rustenburg(South Africa)
Bafana Bafana 1-1 Ethiopia                                                                                  
Bafana Bafana are tied 1-1 against Ethiopia in the second half of the first World Cup qualifier match at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Atlantic City on Sunday afternoon. Bafana Bafana, as was expected, dominated Ethiopia during the World Cup qualifier in Rustenburg but had to settle for a point after the two sides played to a 1-1 draw. so many Ethiopian funs residing in South Africa  watched the match and were very delighted with the unexpected result. The Ethiopian fans outnumbered their Bafana Bafana counterparts and, in the end, they came close to snatching a win away from home.
Ethiopia took the lead against the run of play in the 28th minute through Salahadin Said.This striker is the only professional in the Walia’s squad. He plays in Egypt’s first division club Wadi Dagla!!
Despite dominating for most of the first half, Bafana  failed to capitalize and they find themselves trailing.
78th minute: Katlego Mphela scores an equalizer for Bafana with a well taken strike, 1-1.The group which is comprised from four national teams,  South Africa,Ethiopia,Botswana and Central Africa republic is now led by Central Africa republic who stunned botswanna 2-0 last night.the qualification for the upcoming 2014 world cup will go on the next week. Ethiopia will be hosting the group leaders Central Africa republic in Addis Ababa, the capital.
Bafana starting XI: Khune; Ngcongca, Khumalo, Gould, Masilela (Masenamela '34), Pienaar, Letsholonyane, Khuboni, Tshabalala; Mphela, Nomvethe
Ethiopia: Sesay Bancha, Gebryes Adane, Butako Abebaw, Moges Ceuyon, Degu Debebe, Alula Girma, Adis Hintsa Tekle, Asrat Megersa Gubena, Tesheome  Minyahile, Saladin  Said, Biyadigligm zewddu

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2012 Kagame Cup to cost Rwf.358m

The Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (Cecafa) will need $600,000 (Approx. 358,200,000 francs) to host a successful 2012 Kagame club championship which will be held in Dar es Salaam from June 26 to July 7.

The Cecafa secretary general Nicholas Musonye confirmed the development recently in Dar es Salaam which will be hosting the tournament for a third year running.

“We have already informed member associations and we are waiting for their confirmation as we proceed with preparations to host a successful event,”

Draws for and fixtures for the tournament will be held early next month.

The Kagame club championship is sponsored by President Paul Kagame to a tune of $60,000 worth of prize money since 2002.

Dar es Salaam saw off stiff challenge from Kigali to win the hosting rights of this year’s regional club championships following the success of last year’s Challenge Cup and Kagame Cup.

Besides staging a colourful tournament, Cecafa secretariat was also impressed by the fact that Tanzania managed to secure sponsorship for the tournament at the 11th hour.

Meanwhile, Musonye has promises a more organized and competitive tournament this year.

“We know that last time, APR (Rwanda) complained about the poor state of the pitch in Morogoro but that will not happen again.

“This is the oldest tournament in Africa and the different leagues in the region have improved competitively, so I hope that will reflect in the competition,” Musonye said by phone from Nairobi.

Rwanda’s Representatives last year APR and Etincelles were eliminated at the group stages and Yanga of Tanzania won the tournament.


Cecafa chairman Leodegar Tenga (left) with Tanzania president Jakaya Kikwete at the opening ceremony of the Cecafa Tusker Cup Challenge Cup in Dar es Salaam.

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FIFA’s Mamelodi Tips Uganda FA on 4th Goal Project

Kampala Uganda:The FIFA Development officer in charge of Eastern and Southern Africa, Ashford Mamelodi has hailed the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) forthe proper implementation of the Goal Project III and said this could see them clinching the 4th goal project.

Mamelodi wasspeaking shortly after an inspection of the Technical Centre at Njeru constructed with the help of funds from the world soccer body FIFA.

The Centre expected to help in the development of talent in Uganda, is about 80Kms east of Kampala, Uganda’s Capital City.

“I am very happy with the progress at Njeru technical centre” said the FIFA boss. He madethe remarks this Tuesday afternoon from the federation headquarters in Kampala in presence of the FA president Lawrence Mulindwa, the CEO Edgar Watson and theTechnical Director Asuman Lubowa.

When completed, Mamelodi said, this will be one of the modern technical centres in the continent. “I had expected the contractors to complete this phase by the end of December but they are already over 90% done” said a visibly impressed FIFA development officer. He further disclosed that Uganda’s good performance had earned them a fourth Goal Project to the tune of US Dollars 400.000.

The technical centre has a modern hall that accommodates close to 200 people, two offices and the hostel for 45 people among other facilities. Ugandan FA president Lawrence Mulindwa said the contractors had faced some set backs due torains which slowed down the works. He hailed FIFA for considering Uganda for afourth Goal Project and promised to ensure proper management of the fund sallocated. Mulindwa however decried the bad conditions of the access road connecting the technical centre to the main road. He called upon the local authorities to consider working on it.

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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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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

Other CECAFA partnered projects ..

November, 2011

CECAFA which also has programmes on HIV Aids, campaign Against Malaria, Friendship and Development have partnered with IOC before when they jointly organised Sports for Health seminar in Dar, Tanzania two years ago...Read more

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