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Zanzibar reach Cecafa Cup semis

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Zanzibar reached the semi-finals of the Cecafa Cup on Saturday after holding Kenya to a goalless draw in their Cecafa Cup Group A clash in Machakos. Both teams missed opportunities to collect three points, with the hosts having the dominant possession for the better of …

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CECAFA: Uganda held to goalless draw by Burundi

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Holders Uganda settled for a goalless draw against Burundi in their opening Cecafa Challenge Cup Group B match at the Bukhungu stadium in Kakamega, Western Kenya on Monday. Uganda interim coach Moses Basena took a cautious approach to the match, between his youthful side and …

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Kenya beat Rwanda in Cecafa Cup opener

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Hosts Kenya scored two first-half goals to beat 10-man Rwanda to launch their Cecafa Challenge Cup campaign on Sunday. The Kenyans could have won by an even bigger margin at the newly refurbished Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega, in Western Kenya, but for the performance of …

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Kenyan coach wary of Rwanda, Libya firepower

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s new coach Paul Put has warned his players to expect Rwanda and Libya to be at full strength when they meet in the group phase of the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup. In his first game since taking over from Stanley Okumbi last month, the Belgian-born …

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Zimbabwe withdraw from Cecafa Cup over security

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Zimbabwe have pulled out of the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup starting in Kenya this week, citing security concerns. Zimbabwe had been invited to take part in the December 3-17 tournament as one of two guest teams, along with Libya. “Following wide-ranging consultations with all stakeholders, …

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Somalia, Sudan pull out of CECAFA Cup in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Somalia and Sudan have pulled out of next month’s CECAFA Challenge Cup in Kenya, reducing the field to only 10 teams from the central, northern and southern African zones. Organisers of the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) tournament said Somalia, which has …

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African tournament dedicated to Kenyan peace

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | The Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) will dedicate next month’s Challenge Cup in Kenya to peace following the post-election violence witnessed in parts of the country. The 12-nation tournament, which runs from November 25 to December 9, will be played in Nakuru, …

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CECAFA confirms Kenya to host Challenge Cup

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | The Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) has named Kenya as host of its Senior Challenge Cup, two years since it was last held in Ethiopia. At an executive committee meeting held in Khartoum, Sudan the members expressed solidarity with Kenya over …

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