Zanzibar Heroes to face Tanzania in Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup
The Zanzibar Heroes have been drawn to face Tanzania in the 2019 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup to take place in Kampala, Uganda December 7-19th.
In the draws conducted at the Tiffany Diamond Hotels in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Sunday afternoon, Zanzibar is placed in Group C alongside Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti.
At the 2017 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup Zanzibar beat Tanzania before they lost in the final to hosts Kenya.
The Democratic Republic of Congo will participate as guest are in Group B alongside Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia, while Uganda are placed in Group A together with Burundi, Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Nicholas Musonye, the Secretary General of the Council of the East and Central African Football Associations (Cecafa) said they are happy to have DR Congo as guests to spice up the tournament.
“The best two teams from each group and the best two losses will make it to the quarter finals,” said Musonye. He thanked Uganda for accepting to organize three Cecafa tournaments this year.
Justus Mugisha, the Acting President of the Uganda FA said Uganda is ready to successfully host both the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup and the Cecafa U-17 Women’s Challenge Cup.
In the draws for the Cecafa U-17 Women’s Challenge Cup also conducted in Dar es Salaam, hosts Uganda are placed alongside Ethiopia, Eritrea and South Sudan in Group A, while Group B has Tanzania, Burundi and Djibouti.
Group A: Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Eritrea
Group B: DR Congo, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia
Group C: Kenya, Tanzania, Djibouti, Zanzibar