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Kenya to Host 2013 Cecafa Challenge Cup

The New Times (Kigali)

THE Council for East and Central African Football Association (Cecafa) has awarded Kenya the hosting rights for the 2013 Senior Challenge Cup.

According to Cecafa Secretary General Nicholas Musonye, regional annual tournament is scheduled to take place from November 24 to December 8 in Nairobi.

During the Cecafa congress held in Kampala, Uganda, last year Rwanda and Kenya were picked as potential hosts. But the Rwanda FA opted to host next year's event as a dress rehearsal for the 2016 CHAN competition.

This week, Kenyan football authorities confirmed their readiness to host the event. The last time Kenya hosted the championship was in 2009 but attendances were depressingly low and Rwanda lost in the final to Uganda.

"We're now trying to get a big sponsor for the event and hopefully we shall have one before the end of next month," Musonye said on Thursday,

Countries expected to participate include Tanzania, Zanzibar, Burundi, Eritrea, Somalia, Djibouti, Sudan, South Sudan, Burundi, Ethiopia, Rwanda, defending champions Uganda and Kenya.


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