Friday, 2 November 2012

Burundi yet to confirm participation in Cecafa Challenge Cup

By Fred Maingi
Burundi is  the only country that  is yet to confirm their participation in the forthcoming  2012 Cecafa senior Challenge Cup that will be held in Uganda.
Cecafa media officer Rodgers Mulindwa said  in Kampala that Burundi have not yet  communicated but stressed that they are looking for possibilities to replace Burundi. He said  either Cameroon, Malawi or Zimbabwe which have shown interest might be picked to replace Burundi..
“So far, he added, eleven countries in the region have confirmed their participation in the tournament. However, Mulindwa said  the draw for the 2012 CECAFA Senior Challenge has been moved from Thursday 8 November to Monday 12 November,
  He did not give the reasons for the shift but added that the local organising committee is finalising the accommodation arrangements and other logistics.
"The fixtures will be released on 12th November, not 8th as we had earlier arranged", he said.
As the local organising committee in Kampala we have already embarked on a number of issues including accommodation and the rest with our sponsors, the East Africa Breweries. CECAFA is considering replacing Djibouti with one of the three other countries that  have expressed interest in playing (in the tournament).
The tournament is scheduled to kick off on Saturday 24 November and run until Saturday 8 December.

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