The 2016 edition of the CECAFA Kagame Cup will not be hosted in Tanzania, as confirmed by the CECAFA Secretariat.
The CECAFA Secretary General Nicholas Musonye has confirmed it stating that the Tanzanian Football Federation (TFF) has written to the CECAFA Secretariat informing of the same.
Initially the tournament was slated for Zanzibar but unrest at the island occasioned a change to Tanzania mainland but Yanga SC’s qualification for the AFC Confederations Cup group stages complicated matters.
Musonye state in a communique to journalists that a new host is being worked on and will be communicated in the near future while calling on teams scheduled to take part to continue with preparations.
He further stated that the Nile Basin Cup tournament that was initially scheduled for May will now be played in September.
To all concerned parties especially the sports journalists. Kindly note that we are in receipt of a communication from the Tanzanian Football Federation (TFF) expressing their unwillingness to host this year’s CECAFA KAGAME Cup.
The CECAFA secretariat headed by Secretary General Nicholas Musonye is however working tirelessly to secure another host within the shortest time possible. The expected participants are therefore advised to embark on their technical preps ahead of kick off in July. The exact dates will be communicated in due course.
Meanwhile the CECAFA Nile Basin Cup that had earlier been scheduled for May this year has now been pushed to September. Sudan remains the potential hosts of the tournament.