Saturday, November 10, 2012
CECAFA Secretary General Nicholas Musonye confirmed the absence of Djibouti “Djibouti will not be there so in their place we have drafted Malawi because of their previous relationship with the tournament and their geographical proximity to the CECAFA region which makes it logistically easier to have them participate” explained Musonye.
Already 11 Cecafa countries led by Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia and Eritrea have confirmed participation in the tournament with other countries also expressing interest to participate in the continents oldest tournament.
Three countries Malawi Cameroon and Zimbabwe had shown interest in participating as guests in the tournament.
East African Breweries have sank $450,000 towards the hosting of the tournament.
The winning team will be awarded $30,000, while $20,000 will go to the first runner-up and US$10,000 for the third placed teams.
The hosts Uganda Cranes are the defending champions and will be looking to win a third successive title in a row.
Kenya’s Harambee Stars will also be hopeful of ending their bid run in the regional tourney with new coach Henry Michel at the helm
Source: Star Africa