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The Council of Eastern and Central Africa Associations (CECAFA) has confirmed the dates for the 2019 CECAFA Kagame Interclub Cup tournament.

The annual regional club showpiece is set be staged in Kigali and Rubavu, in Rwanda, from July 7th to 21st.

KCCA FC will represent Uganda at this year’s tournament after winning the 2018/19 StarTimes Uganda Premier League.

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Vipers SC represented Uganda last year in Kenya and reached the quarter finals of the Kagame Cup where they were eliminated by Kenya’s Gor Mahia.

The last time a Ugandan team won the championship was back in 2005, Police FC under Sam Timbe by defeating Moro United 2-1 in the final.

The CECAFA Club Cup is a football club tournament organised by CECAFA. It has been known as the Kagame Interclub Cup since 2002, when Rwandan President Paul Kagame began sponsoring the competition.

Azam FC from Tanzania are the defending champions while Simba from Tanzania are the record holders of the competition winning it six times.

Star players of some teams will miss out due to the tournament taking place at the same time with the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in where Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Burundi will take part.

2019 Cecafa Club Championships teams:

Azam FC (defending champions), Simba (Tanzania), KCCA FC (Uganda), Gor Mahia (Kenya), Eagles (Burundi), Rayon Sport, APR, Mukura Victor (Rwanda), AS Vita and Motema Pembe (DRC), Zesco United (Zambia), plus teams from Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan.

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