Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) Senior Challenge Cup returns this year, with Uganda hosting the regional football competition in December after members endorsed it during a consultative meeting held in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.
The decision was taken in meeting which was presided over by world football governing body, Fifa, President Gianni Infantino and Confederation of African Football (Caf) President Ahmad Ahmad.
Uganda last hosted the competition in 2012 where the Cranes won 2-1 against Kenya in the final stated at the Namboole National Stadium in Kampala. Last year, the tournament cancelled due to lack of hosts.
Among other decisions that were passed, Rwanda will host the Cecafa Kagame Cup for clubs in July while Kenya will host the region’s women’s under-17 tournament.
For the second year running, FIFA will fund five activities among the seven that members endorsed the hosting rights to various countries that will commence June to end in December as part of regional football growth.
The other programs funded by FIFA are the Under 17 Challenge Cup in Eritrea, Under-17 Women Challenge Cup in Kenya, Under-20 Women Challenge Cup in Uganda, Senior Women Challenge Cup in Tanzania and Under-20 Men Challenge Cup in Uganda.
In Addis, Infantino also addressed the African Union summit, the first time a Fifa president was addressing the AU which comprises of 55 countries and which is now chaired by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi of Egypt.