Ethiopia given hosting rights for 2013 Kagame Cup
The Confederation of East and Central Football Association [Cecafa] given Ethiopia hosing rights for next year’s Kagame Club tournament.
The The long-serving Cecafa SG Nicholas Musonye said on Saturday that Ethiopia was the only country who had shown interest earlier to host the annual club regional championship.
Musonye said, “They [Ethiopia] want to organise the tournament in September but we will give them up to the end of January to bring it closer to May or June. If they can’t do that, we can’t play in September..”
“They have been told to give us the exact date not beyond July. The club championship is a very important tournament in our zone,” added Musonye.
According to Musonye, Ethiopia had put in their bid last year, so they were just enforcing their intent to organise it next year and there was no better country willing to do it earlier than that.
“So that is why we have given them until the end of January to tell us if they will host it or else we find an alternative Kagame Cup 2013,”
Tanzania’s Yanga Africans won the 2012 title for the second year running after beating local rivals Azam in the final played three weeks ago in Dar es Salaam.
Rwanda’s representatives and three-time winners APR, lost the third place playoff contest 2-1 to guests, DR Congo’s AS Vita.
President Paul Kagame has been sponsoring the tournament to a tune of $60,000 in prize money since 2001.