Ksh 200M boost as Cecafa tournaments return

Ksh 200M boost as Cecafa  tournaments return

Ksh 200M boost as Cecafa tournaments return

Photo: Cecafa Secretary General Nicholas Musonye

After a two year absence, the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations  (Cecafa) inter-country club  competition (Kagame Cup)  is finally back with Tanzania set to host the 2018 edition in June.

Cecafa is expected to invite clubs for the competition that clashes with the respective leagues of the potential participating nations. Azam TV will be the official broadcast partner and has commited to Ksh 40 million TV rights deal that also include the Senior Challenge cup.

Gor Mahia lost 2-0 to Tanzania's Azam in the last final played in 2015.Kenyan clubs Tusker FC, Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards have won the cup a record five times each with Ulinzi Stars clinching it once in 2004.

Meanwhile World football governing body FIFA has pumped two million dollars to help Cecafa successfully host the Under-17 championship in Burundi, Kagame Cup in Tanzania,Women’s tournament in Rwanda and beach soccer in Uganda,also the host of the U-20 championship in September.

Kenya successfully hosted the 2017 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup which they eventually won under former coach Paul Put.

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