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Ethiopia FA Expresses Interest Of Hosting CECAFA Kagame Club Championship

Esayas Jira, the President of Ethiopia's Football Federation Photo: BBC Sport

The President of the Ethiopia Football Federation (EFF) who also doubles as the CECAFA Second Vice President, Esayas Jira has said they might host the 2020 CECAFA Kagame Club Championship.

Jira made it clear that although Tanzania won the bid to host the event, EFF has written to Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) and CECAFA requesting that Ethiopia host the season opening tournament.

Jira who is also the Second Vice President of CECAFA says they are optimistic they will be granted the opportunity to host the tournament.

“We would like to host our teams in the region and also bring international football back to the local fans,” explained Jira.

Ethiopia’s top teams like Saint George and Fasil Katema could have the chance to play in the CECAFA Kagame Club Championship. Zanzibar will also be expected to field the top side in the Zanzibar Premier League. Uganda’s KCCA FC are the defending champions of the CECAFA Kagame Club Championship.

South Sudan was represented by Atlabara FC the South Sudan club champions cup champions, they lost 2 drew one, they were pooled in group B alongside TP Mazembe of DRC, KMC of Tanzania and Rayon Sport of Rwanda

The other eight tournaments that the CECAFA region will host in 2020 include; CECAFA U-16 Boys Challenge Cup (Djibouti), CECAFA U-20 Challenge Cup and the CECAFA U-17 Women’s Challenge Cup (Burundi) and the CECAFA U-20 Women’s Challenge Cup will take place in Uganda.


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