CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup Draw Postponed

Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup draws have been pushed to another date.

The draws for this year’s competition were scheduled to be held on Friday, June 25 via Zoom.

However, this was not possible by close of the day for unknown reason and the committee officials are yet to issue an official statement about the matter.

A source has revealed to The-SportsNation that the draws will be conducted “early next week.”

This year’s tournament, that will be played in the Ethiopian town of Bahir Dar between July 3-18th, bars players who are over 23 years and less than 18 years.

Uganda are the defending champions after they beat Eritrea 3-0 in Kampala in 2019 to clinch a record extending 15th CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup title.

Bright Anukani, Mustafa Kiiza and Joel Madondo scored a goal each for the Cranes then, the last time the tourney was held.

It missed out last year, 2020, due to Covid19.

Uganda will fancy their chances to defend their crown despite hiccups in preparations as the team remains stranded in camp since Sports was banned by the president due to Covid19.

The team, that will be coached by Morley Byekwaso, will be expected to fly out on Wednesday before kickoff on July 3.

All the CECAFA members except Rwanda and Somalia had confirmed participation.

Teams that have confirmed participation – Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Kenya, DR Congo.

Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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