Musonye Launches 2016 CECAFA Women Cup in Njeru

Fufa technical director Asuman Lubowa, Cecafa SG Nicholas Musonye, Cecafa Women LOC chair Rogers Byamukama and Fufa executive member Dr. Ogwel during the conference.

CECAFA general secretary Nicholas Musinye has unveiled the 2016 edition of the women’s challenge that kicks off on Sunday 11th September at the Fufa technical center in Njeru.

Speaking to the media on Saturday, order Musonye appreciated FUFA for fulfilling part of their promise to host the women’s senior challenge and the youth tourney.

“We appreciate FUFA for the good reception thus far and fulfilling a pledge they made during our assembly in Ethiopia, check ” Musonye told media. “They promised to host the women’s and youth tournaments and they have delivered this one, we pray and hope for the other.”

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“Its not an easy task to accomplish because their are huge financial implications but we decided to come together as one and am happy to say FUFA has fulfilled their part so its now our part to start.”

Only seven teams confirmed to take part out of the whole region that consists about eleven countries but the Secretary general believes this a positive going forward.

“Its just a beginning of better future and I want to thank all seven teams that have committed themselves to appear. Fifa and Caf are following this competition to see what we are doing as CECAFA first then they’ll see how to come in.”

“Women in the region have been complaining that that they’re left out of CECAFA but now we have catered for them and therefore we urge fans to come and watch good football being played,” he summed.

The first game of the tournament will see Zanzibar and Burundi tussle out while the hosts Uganda Crested Cranes will battle with Kenya in the second game which will serve as the official opening match.


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