Ethiopia wants to host 2020 CECAFA Kagame Club Championship
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Ethiopia wants to host 2020 CECAFA Kagame Club Championship

The Ethiopian Football Federation has bid to host the 2020 CECAFA Kagame Club Championship that had been originally set for Tanzania. 

The Ethiopian FA president Esayas Jira has requested Tanzania to let them host the championship that are scheduled to take place later in the year.

“It is unfortunate we did not apply to host any tournament during the CECAFA General Assembly in Uganda, but we now feel ready to host one tournament on the CECAFA calendar,” added Jira.

The CECAFA Executive headed by President Wallace Karia is expected to meet before the end of the month to deliberate if the Kagame Cup can be hosted by Ethiopia.

The other eight tournaments that the CECAFA region will host in 2020 include; CECAFA U-16 Boys Challenge Cup (Djibouti), CECAFA U-20 Challenge Cup and the CECAFA U-17 Women’s Challenge Cup (Burundi) and the CECAFA U-20 Women’s Challenge Cup will take place in Uganda.

Rwanda will host the Afcon U-17 Zonal qualifiers and the CECAFA Women’s Challenge, while Sudan host the Afcon U-20 Zonal qualifiers and the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup.