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Kenya : Cecafa Challenge Cup draw set for next week


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This year’s Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (Cecafa) Senior Challenge Cup draw will be held next week in Nairobi.

Secretary general, Nicholas Musonye, said in a in a communiqué that plans are at an advanced stage to host a successful tournament. “We are just awaiting a few confirmations from the member countries and we want to assure all that we shall host a very successful tournament,: read the communiqué in part.

Uganda Cranes are the defending Champions. Somalia have already named the squad to take part in CECAFA which will be held in Kenya from Wednesday 27 November to Thursday 12 December.

One of the hosting venues – Mombasa  County have confirmed their willingness to host some of the group matches during this year’s Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup

Governor Hassan Ali Joho submitted the bid during a Local Organising Committee (LOC) meeting held in Nairobi and revealed that renovations on the Mombasa Municipal Stadium have been completed.

The coastal stadium has been undergoing renovations including the installing of floodlights, new dressing rooms, and rehabilitation of the terraces.

“We have been working round the clock after receiving the required technical requirements from FKF and we shall open up the facilities by next week by organizing a match as a dress rehearsal for the tournament.We need to get a slice of the Kenya at 50 celebrations and Mombasa is the natural venue for hosting one group”Observed Joho

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