Kagame Promises Great CHAN Championship in Rwanda

President Kagame on Sunday attended the CAF African Nations Championships (CHAN) official drawing ceremony held in Kigali

West Nile giants, more about Paidha Black Angels maintained their perfect start in the Fufa Big League brushing off sturdy resilience from city side Baza Holdings winning by a single goal.

The lone strike came just five minutes past the hour mark when Jerry Adebo picked Rashid Muhammad with a well curved free kick and the recipient heading in to the net from outside the box.

CRO Fc registered same results against visitors Sporting United.

In Luwero, information pills Ndejje University recovered from a disappointing West Nile tour to put four goals past newcomers Boma Young in a six-goal thriller while another new born Citizen Fc struck Kasese New Villa with four unanswered goals in Kakyeka stadium.

Former premier league side Masaka LC got the humiliation of the day conceiving five goals at the hands of Wandegeya as their ‘mates in crime’, Proline Fc fell 2-0 to Suncity fc away in Kasese.

Kireka United (0-1) and Entebbe Fc (1-2) recorded the only away wins of the day against Hope Doves and Wakiso United

Thursday, 15th October 2015.

Elgon Group:

Paidha Black Angels 1-0 Baza Holdings – Bar Okoro grounds.

Busia Fisheries 2-0 Lira United – Busia

CRO 1-0 Sporting United – Namanyonyi CRO ground

Ndejje University 4-2 Boma Young– Ndejje University play ground, Luwero

Rwenzori Group:

Hope Doves 0-1 Kireka United – Mutesa IIStadium,Wankulukuku

Wandegeya 5-1 Masaka L.C – Kanyanya

Masavu 0-0 Synergy – Katabi Gombolola ground, Entebbe

Wakiso United 1-2 Entebbe – Wakiso District play ground

Sun City 2-0 Proline – Nyakasanga play ground, Kasese

Citizen F.C 4-0 Kasese New Villa – Kakyeka Stadium
Host Rwanda have been handed a tricky draw for next year’s Orange African Nations Championship (CHAN) Rwanda 2016.

The host nation was drawn in Group A alongside Gabon, stuff Morocco and Cote d’Ivoire for the fourth edition of the tournament designed exclusively for footballers playing in their domestic leagues.

Winners of the maiden edition in 2009, cheapest DR Congo are housed in Group B with 2011 losing finalists Angola, site Cameroon and Ethiopia.

Group C has 2011 champions, Tunisia, Nigeria, Niger and debutants Guinea with Zimbabwe, one of two teams to have competed at every edition of the CHAN since its birth in 2009, in Group D with Mali, Uganda and Zambia.

The draw was held on Sunday, 15 November 2015 at the plush Serena Hotel in Kigali, with CAF Secretary General Hicham El Amrani conducting the draw with the assistance of Rwanda captain Haruna Niyonzima and head coach of the Rwanda women’s national team Marie Grace Umuntu.

Rwanda President Paul Kagame chaired the function, whilst CAF 2 nd Vice President Almamy Kabele Camara led the delegation from the continent’s soccer governing body.

Kabele Camara is also president of the Organising Committee of the African Nations Championship (CHAN).

The month long football tournament will take place from January 16 next year until February 7 in Rwanda.


Welcoming all the guests to Rwanda, President Kagame promised African football lovers a great CHAN championship.

“Rwanda is honoured to host the next African Nations Championship. We are going to have a great championship. Sport is a teacher of values. Focus, sacrifice, humility, teamwork, honesty,” said Kagame.

“Champions work hard, and they don’t give up. But champions also have a big heart.  Wherever we’re from, whatever is going on around us, when there’s a big competition on, we stop what we’re doing, and we watch, together.”

The President said football belongs to everybody equally.

“Its rules and values are universal. That is why the players, and everyone else involved, are expected to be role models, of excellence and sportsmanship. Let’s give the fans what they expect and deserve,” he observed.

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