KMAPALA – As the CECAFA Kagame cup edges closer, teams have started confirming participation.
With some ot the East African giants like Yanga FC and Simba SC, opting out, others are relishing the prospect of taking part in the 2019 edition.
FUFA Big League and Uganda Cup champions Proline made themselves available for the tournament and have been confirmed as part of the 13 teams that will feature in the competition that will start next month.
According to KawowoSports.com, Proline’s participation was confirmed by CECAFA General Secretary Nicholsa Musonyi.
The Lugogo based side have however not come out to confirm the developments.
The tournament has already seen KCCA FC confirm their participation and if Proline do indeed intend to take part, it means that we will have two clubs representing Uganda this time round.
Last year, Uganda was represented by Vipers SC who were eliminated by Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia at the quarter finals.
It has been 13 years since the CECAFA Kagame Cup was won by a Ugandan Club.
Rolling back the years to 2006, then Ugandan Premier League defending champions, Police FC defeated Moro United 2-1 in the final played in Tanzania, to seal their first and only title.
For Uganda, it was the last of only 5 championships they have managed in the tournament’s 43 year old history.
Not that the clubs which represent Uganda don’t take it seriously, but rather have fallen short to other teams on several occasions, losing 8 finals in the process.
The tournament will kick off on 6th June and end on the 21st of the same month.
It will be hosted in Kigali, Rwanda.
Teams that have confirmed participation
-TP Mazembe (Congo)
-KCCA FC (Uganda)
-Proline FC (Uganda)
-Rayon Sport (Rwanda)
-APR FC (Rwanda)
-Gor Mahia (Kenya)
-AS Ports (Djibouti)
-Green Buffaloes (Zambia)
-Motema Pembe ( Congo) Pending confirmation
-Big Bullets (Malawi) Pending confirmation