Zambian giants Zesco United, AS Vita and DR Congo’s Motema Pembe have confirmed that they will participate in this year’s edition of the CECAFA Kagame Cup.

According to reports from local tabloids, the participation of the trio was confirmed by the Cecafa Secretary General, Nicholas Musonye who said plans to stage the tournament are in advanced stages.

“We have received confirmation from Zesco, AS Vita and Motema Pembe who want to participate in the tournament. These are strong teams and their presence will offer our clubs a platform to prepare for next season’s CAF competitions,” Musonye said.


Despite the same, the Rwandese Football Federation (FERWAFA) who are the hosts are yet to confirm the participation of the said guest teams as the competition only allows teams from the East and Central Africa Region.

Cecafa Kagame Cup, the oldest club competition on the continent, brings together teams from Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Sudan, Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zanzibar.

Tanzania’s Azam FC are the defending champions, having beaten compatriots Simba SC in Dar es Salaam to retain the title last year with this year’s showpiece set for July 7-21 in Kigali.

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