2023 CECAFA Kagame Cup Cancelled

The CECAFA Kagame Cup will not be played this year for a second season running.

The tournament, organised by CECAFA, is competed for by top clubs in the East and Central African regions.

The CECAFA Executive Director Auka Gecheo confirmed the cancellation is due to a busy CAF/FIFA calendar.

”It is unfortunate that once again we shall not have this tournament this year,” Gecheo said.

“We had hope to stage the tournament to also help our teams in the region use to prepare ahead of the CAF competitions which start next month.”

The tournament was supposed to be held this month in Sudan, but it’s future had been in doubt because of the war in the Country.

Tanzania and Kenya were possible replacements as hosts before CECAFA made a final communication of cancelling.

The last CECAFA Kagame Cup was held in 2021 in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, then Uganda’s Express FC beat Malawi’s Nyasa Big Bullets FC in the final thanks to Martin Kizza’s strike.

Then, Express banked US$30000 (Sh106m) as prize money for winning the President Kagame-sponsored tournament.

Express FC is one of the fourth Ugandan Clubs to have won the CECAFA Kagame Cup after KCCA (1978, 2019), SC Villa (1987, 2003, 2005) and Police (2006).

The Red Eagles and Vipers were set to represent Uganda at the tournament, the latter going as League champions.



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