Uganda To Open CECAFA Defence Against Kenya

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CECAFA Champions Uganda Cranes

Reigning champions and hosts Uganda Cranes will battle bitter rivals Kenya in their opener of the Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) championship. Uganda will play Kenya at 6pm at Namboole, minutes after Ethiopia open against South Sudan at 3:00pm.

Uganda was drawn in group A alongside Kenya, Ethiopia and newcomers South Sudan in what has already been dubbed the Group of Death.

South Sudan are arguably the weaker side on paper in the group and Ethiopia are the using the tournament to prepare for the Africa Cup of Nations early next year in South Africa.

Three teams in group A have won the title most times. Uganda leading the way with 12, Kenya with 5 and Ethiopia with 4.

Group B has Tanzania, Sudan, Burindi and Somalia who are already in the country.

In the other groups Rwanda was drawn in group C alongside, Eritrea, guests Malawi and Zanzibar.

The final of the tournament will played at Namboole on 8th December.

Meanwhile, Malawi will be the only guest team in this year’s CECAFA-Tusker Cup.

Cameroon and Zimbabwe had earlier showed interest in participating in the same tournament but the regional organizing committee has chosen Malawi. CECAFA General Secretary Nicholas Musonye confirmed the development saying that Malawi has always proved a well coordinated, disciplined and competitive side in these tournaments.

This will be the third consecutive time Malawi is participating as a guest team since 2010.

Malawi replaces Djibouti, a member country that pulled out of the tournament due to administrative challenges at home. Djibouti goes to polls to elect a new FA President this Saturday under the supervision of the FIFA officials.

Below are the the fixtures

The Somali National team arrived in Kampala on Friday to camp here a head of the tournament kick off. An advance party from Mogadishu is already in Kampala to make the necessary ground preparations.

The fixtures are as follows

CECAFA TUSKER CUP 2012

24TH NOVEMBER – 8TH DECEMBER – NAMBOOLE KAMPALA

GROUP A UGANDA, ETHIOPIA, KENYA, SOUTH SUDAN

GROUP B SUDAN, TANZANIA, BURUNDI, SOMALIA

GROUP C RWANDA, MALAWI, ZANZIBAR, ERITREA

(QUALIFICATION: GROUP 1st and 2nd, GROUP B 1st and 2nd, GROUP C 1st and 2nd PLUS TWO BEST QUALIFIERS FROM ALL GROUPS QUALIFY TO QUARTER FINALS)

DATE NO. TEAMS GROUP VENUE TIME

Sat. 24th Nov. 2012 1 Ethiopia vs S.Sudan A Namboole 3pm

Sat. 24th Nov. 2012 2 Uganda vs Kenya A Namboole 6pm

Sun 25th Nov. 2012 3 Burundi vs Somalia B Namboole 4pm

Sun 25th Nov. 2012 4 Tanzania vs Sudan B Namboole 6pm

Mon 26th Nov. 2012 5 Zanzibar vs Eritrea C Namboole 4pm

Mon 26th Nov. 2012 6 Rwanda vs Malawi C Namboole 6pm

Tue 27th Nov. 2012 7 S.Sudan vs Kenya A Namboole 4pm

Tue 27th Nov. 2012 8 Uganda vs Ethiopia A Namboole 6pm

Wed 28th Nov. 2012 9 Somali vs Sudan B Namboole 4pm

Wed 28th Nov. 2012 10 Tanzania vs Burundi B Namboole 6pm

Thur 29th Nov. 2012 11 Malawi vs Eritrea C Namboole 4pm

Thur 29th Nov. 2012 12 Rwanda vs Zanzibar C Namboole 6pm

Fri 30th Nov. 2012 13 Kenya Vs Ethiopia A Namboole 4pm

Fri 30th Nov. 2012 14 S. Sudan vs Uganda A Namboole 6pm

Sat 1st Dec. 2012 15 Sudan vs Burundi B Namboole 2pm

Sat 1st Dec. 2012 16 Somalia vs Tanzania B Nakivubo 2pm

Sat 1st Dec. 2012 17 Malawi vs Zanzibar C Nakivubo 4pm

Sat 1st Dec. 2012 18 Eritrea vs Rwanda C Namboole 4pm

Sun 2nd Dec. 2012 REST DAY

QUARTER FINALS

Mon3rd Dec. 2012 19 C1 vs B2 Namboole 4pm

Mon 3rd Dec. 2012 20 A1 vs Best Q2 Namboole 7pm

Tue 4th Dec. 2012

Tue 4th Dec. 2012 21

22 B1 Vs Best Q1

A2 Vs C2 Namboole

Namboole 4pm

7pm

Wed 5th Dec. 2012 REST DAY

SEMI FINALS

Thur 6th Dec. 2012 23 Winner 19 vs Winner 20 Namboole 4pm

Thur 6th Dec. 2012 24 Winner 21 vs Winner 22 Namboole 7pm

Fri 7th Dec. 2012 REST DAY

Sat 8th Dec. 2012 Finals and third place

Sat 8th Dec. 2012 25

26 Loser 23 vs loser 24

Winner 23 vs Winner 24 Namboole

Namboole 4pm

6pm

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