The CECAFA – Kagame Club Championship usually held in the month of July is at risk of not happening this year as Tanzania pulled out of hosting the regional showpiece.
According to Rogers Mulindwa one of the CECAFA administrators some clubs are losing hope of taking part in this year’s tournament but organizers hope the tourney can be held in December after the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup tournament.
“Clubs shouldn’t lose hope as we look for the country to host the tournament. Ethiopia, Tanzania, Sudan and Rwanda have been there for the region to host such tournaments especially on short notice but this time as there has been political changes in some of these countries it has been hard for them to decide,” Mulindwa said.
Mulindwa says John Pombe Magufuli’s election in Tanzania made it hard for the Ministry of Culture and Sports in Tanzania to convince the president to invest as hosts of the championship. Tanzania issued a notice of its withdrawal since Yanga Africans will play its CAF Confederation Cup it ties, which makes it hard for the country to juggle.
Mulindwa said its high time respective governments started investing in sports to save the tournament. Vipers as Azam Uganda Premier League champions of 2015 will represent Uganda.