CECAFA cancels 2016 Senior Challenge Cup

The Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) has revealed there will be no Senior Challenge Cup or Kagame Club Championship in 2016.

The CECAFA Media Officer, Rogers Mulindwa said: “I can now confirm that it is impossible for us to stage the tournaments this year.”

Kenya had accepted to host the two events but pulled out for what they called lack of sponsors.

Sudan had initially been selected to host the Challenge Cup, while Tanzania was meant to host the Kagame Club Championship but both countries withdrew.

Treasurer of the Sudan Football Federation, EL Mnan Osama Atta had hoped the government would provide the financial assistance for the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup to go ahead in December but revealed that “the government told us it was not possible”.

 

Aisha JM