RABAT – The Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations – Cecafa meeting in Rabat, Morocco on March 11, made several decisions –awarding hosting rights to different members for the 2021 season.
Uganda was handed the mandate to host the 2021 Women Challenge Cup while Djibouti took the seniors’ slot. Kenya will host the women’s champions’ league zonal competition.
Ethiopia will stage the senior men’s challenge cup in a tournament that will attract each member-country’s U-23 team, according to Cecafa officials, who attended the Rabat meeting on Thursday.
Tanzania was handed the right to stage the Cecafa Kagame Club Championship.
Cecafa Executive Director – Auka Gacheo confirmed the development, saying; “all club and senior competitions will be staged between June and August when the leagues are on a break, while the age-grade competitions will take place during holidays.”
Gacheo said Somalia had showed unwillingness to participate in the women competition but all other members apart from Rwanda and Eritrea who did not attend the Rabat meeting had confirmed their participation.
Eight member-state, save for Zanzibaris who arrived late, attended the Rabat meeting.
Meanwhile, Fufa on Wednesday held a consultative meeting with Women Football Club officials, updating stakeholders about the restart of both the Women Super – top tier league and the Women Elite League – 2nd Division.
The meeting held at Jevine Hotel in Lubaga saw Clubs and Fufa deliberate on a number of issues in regard to the various competitions on how competitions could resume bearing in mind the prevailing circumstances of COVID-19.
“As Fufa, we extend our sincere appreciation to clubs and owners for staying afloat despite going almost a year without any engagements.
“We do not take this for granted and we laud you for promoting the game of football,” said Fufa;s Decolas Kizza.