Women’s CECAFA: Uganda Drawn Against Kenya

Engagements between Uganda and Kenya do not come simple.

There is fierce competition and rivalry when the two countries face off and the two sides will meet once again in this year’s women’s Council of East and Central African Football Associations (CECAFA) tournament.

Uganda who are the hosts will be in the same group with rivals Kenya, approved Zanzibar and Burundi in group A after draws were released on Monday at Fufa headquarters.

The last time the two sides met was in July this year with the Kenyan starlets thumping the Crested Cranes 4-0 in a friendly match played in Kisumu, this Kenya.

While launching the tournament on Monday, CECAFA secretary general Nicholas Musonye thanked FUFA for taking the initiative to host the tournament.

“I want to congratulate Fufa and Uganda at large for taking up the risk initiative of organising this tournament. It is not easy to host seven countries with no sponsor,” said Musonye.

Fufa President, Moses Magogo believes Uganda hosting Cecafa will help improve women’s football and enable the Federation’s targets.

“I am really excited that we are on the right course of fulfilling our targets of developing women’s football. I remember we were at a CECAFA meeting and everyone was shying away from hosting the tournament, so Uganda took the risk of hosting this year’s edition even without sponsors,” he said during the launch.

Fufa has instituted a seven-man organising committee that will be headed by Rogers Byamukama a Fufa executive committee member.

The tournament will take place between September 11 and 20 with all games expected to be hosted at Njeru technical centre in Jinja with seven teams confirming participation.

The women’s regional tournament returns after 30years of absence. Zanzibar hosted and won the last edition in 1986.

The game between Zanzibar and Burundi will kick off the tournament on 11th September at 2:00pm while Uganda will take on Kenya later at 4:00pm on the same day.










Organising committee

Roger Byamukama- Chairman local organising committee

Agnes Mugena- women’s representative on Fufa Executive committee

Chris Kalibala- chairperson women’s football on Fufa Executive committee

Sam Mpiima- referees representative on Fufa executive committee

Ahmed Hussein – Head of communications, FUFA

Entrance Nangyego -chairperson women’s football committee

Bernard Patrick Ogwel- Chairperson international matches organising committee


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