Tuesday, 21 August 2012

South Sudan supports Kenya bid for Cecafa challenge cup

By Fred Maingi in Nairobi
South Sudan Football President Ghabur Goc Alel has supported Kenya in
its bid to host this year’s  East and Central Africa Senior Challenge
tournament .

"We are surprised that the CECAFA secretary general Mr Nicholas
Musonye  is envisaging plans to force Uganda to be the hosts. We as a
new member of the regional body were informed initially that Kenya
were the hosts after it was passed in the CECAFA Congress, and up to
now we have not received any other official communication regarding
the change" he said.

"We shall lobby other member countries, he added, to ensure that
decisions made in the congress are respected and the Secretary General
should stop playing politics.

He said this when he paid a courtesy call at the Football Kenya
Federation(FKF) chairman Sam Nyamweya at the Nyayo Stadium secretariat
on Monday.

The Confederation of Africa Football CAF has also read malice on the
move to award Uganda the hosting rights and said that they will throw
their weight behind Kenya.

The current stand-off is a result of  the forthcoming CAF elections
where the CECAFA  Secretary General is supporting Issa Hayatou
challenger during the polls.

South Sudan have confirmed their support for the incumbent and has
been joined by three other members including Kenya.

"We want continuity and we believe that Hayatou has contributed a lot
for the development of African football .Kenya is ready and has the
facilities to host this year’s event and has even received funding
from FIFA to rehabilitate the Kisumu Municipal Stadium one of the
venues.We urge other members to support Kenya in hosting the
championships" added Ghabur.

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