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2013 Cecafa Cup kicks off

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The 2013 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup gets underway on Wednesday in Kenya with Zambia featuring as the only guest side at the regional tournament.

Zanzibar and South Sudan clash in the opener in Nyayo as 12 teams battle it out in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Machakos.

Uganda are the defending champions of the tournament for East and Central African national teams that ends on 12th December.

Group A has Kenya, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Zanzibar.

Zambia are in Group B alongside Tanzania, Burundi and Somalia, while Group C has Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan and Eritrea.

CECASFA Cup is said to be the oldest regional tournament in Africa, having been started in 1926 then known as the Gossage Cup for British Protectorates of Kenya, Uganda Tanganyika and Zanzibar.

In 1967 it was renamed Senior Challenge Cup and it has been organized regularly since then but it has failed to inspire competitiveness, triggering a debate on whether it should be made a development tournament for the youth teams.

Meanwhile, Zambia begins the CECAFA outing on Thursday with a seemingly tricky tie against Tanzania in Machakos.

The youthful Chipolopolo squad will face Burundi on 1st December before wrapping up Group B matches with a date against Somalia on December.

18 COMMENTS

    • I think you should understand what failure is.
      Not having academic qualification i.e Degrees, Masters, PHD, etc does not mean one is a failure, Asia’s richest man Li Ka-shing is a School drop out at age 16 and as at 2012 his net worth was USD31 Billion.
      And take a leaf from one of the most successful football player; Pele.

      You only become a failure when you give up on achieving that which you embarked on.
      So ba Mushota if you claim you are a PHD student and can not comprehend such small issues i find it hard to believe you.

  1. i WISH THE CHIPOLOPOLO BOYS ALL THE BEST. COACH THIS IS THE TIME TO PROVE YOURSELF. MAY GOD BLESS YOU GO ZAMBIA GO CHIPOLOPOLO !

  2. The youthful Chipolopolo squad will face Burundi on 1st December before wrapping up Group B matches with a date against Somalia on December.

    Poor reporting—-against Somalia on December…….

  3. Mushota is very right, what has the poverty striken zambia benefited from chasing that round thing, no job creation, high corruption etc please don’t waste our time reporting soccer, report about the misery in people homes, then Nick the BF to Mushota can assist

  4. SOMAAAAAAAAAAAAALIA…………
    Somalia must win we gonna wash this dirty african monkeys in our group.. somalia to top the group tomorrow i.A
    one love somalia ,,,,,,,,, we are here to support you guys go som
    we are the som the best of the best

  5. Kenya , zambia and uganda are the teams to watch.
    zambia beat burundi 1-0
    kenya beat south sudan 3-1
    uganda beat eritrea 1-0
    on 1 dec 2013

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