CECAFA Assembly approves nine tournaments for 2020
The Council of East and Central African Football Associations (CECAFA) General Assembly has approved nine competitions for the 2020.
The tournaments were approved during the CECAFA General Assembly that took place at the Silver Springs Hotel in Bugolobi in Kampala on Wednesday.
Out-going CECAFA President Mutasim Gafaar from Sudan chaired the General Assembly which was attended by representatives from all 12 members. Mohamed Ali Hilali, the General Secretary of the Zanzibar Football Federation (ZFF) attended the Assembly.
Sudan were awarded rights to host the Afcon U-20 Zonal qualifier and the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup, while Djibouti will host the CECAFA U-16 Boys Challenge Cup.
The CECAFA Kagame Club Championship that attracts the top teams in the region will take place in Tanzania, while Burundi hosts the CECAFA U-20 Challenge Cup and the CECAFA U-17 Women’s Challenge Cup.
Uganda will host the inaugural CECAFA U-20 Women’s Challenge Cup, while Rwanda host the AFCON U-17 Zonal qualifier and the CECAFA Women’s Challenge Cup.
The Assembly also elected new office bearers with Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) President, Wallace Karia taking over as President of CECAFA.
The 1st Vice President is Francis Michael Amin (South Sudan) and the 2nd Vice President Esayas Jira (Ethiopia). The two Board members are Abraham Esayas (Eritrea) and Rwanda’s Gen. Jean Damascène Sekamana.