Thursday Apr 24, 2014. 11:31
The Council for East and Central African Football Associations (CECAFA) has today announced that Rwanda will host the 2014 Club Championship in August.
Nicholas Musonye, the CECAFA Secretary General announced the development in a communication.
He said the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, has already honoured his pledge of US$60,000 towards the prize money.
“CECAFA and the Rwanda FA finalising the sponsorship package that will cater for expenses for all teams and delegations at the event,” added Musonye. He said they expect a very competitive competition as it returns to Rwanda.
Burundi’s Vital ‘O are the CECAFA Club Championship defending champions after they defeated APR 2-0 in the final last year in Darfur, Sudan.
KCCA FC from Uganda, Gor Mahia (Kenya) and Young Africans (Tanzania) are some of the top teams expected to spice up the tournament that brings together league champions from the respective zonal members.
Musonye also disclosed that the U-23 tournament will be hosted by Sudan in September. He said the Sudan government will provide full sponsorship of the event.
“As you realise, the Olympic Games will take place in 2016 and this youth tournament will help prepare our teams,” added Musonye.