Kenya yet to secure rights host 2013 CECAFA

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Kenya is yet to secure the rights to host the 2013 CECAFA senior challenge Cup.

CECAFA secretary general Nicholas Musonye said they have not decided on who will host the tournament, saying Kenya and Rwanda were fronted as potential hosts and no further decision was made.

He said, it was agreed that whoever of the two countries comes up with sponsors first, will be given the hosting rights.

Football Kenya Federation Chairman Sam Nyamweya told journalist on Friday after the CECAFA Congress that Kenya had been unanimously given the hosting rights by the congress.

Musonye said the decision on who will host the regional tournament next year will be made later on when the two countries present their list of sponsors.

Rwanda said they can have a list of sponsors ready as early as two weeks.

Kenya had been given the rights to host this year’s tournament but the sponsors forced CECAFA to shift the annual tournament to Kampala, Uganda.

Elsewhere, Uganda Cranes’ custodian Abel Dhaira has been ruled out of the CECAFA Senior Challenge tournament after a scan indicated a cracked jaw from his collision with Harambee Stars’ striker Rama Salim during their tournament opener on Saturday.

A communication from the Cranes’ camp indicates that the keeper has been ruled out of action for a fortnight which automatically locks him out of this year’s action.

Uganda Cranes proceeded to carry the entire three points from the Group ‘B’ opener with Godfrey Kizito punishing Kenyans from a free-kick to ensure a 1-0 win at the Namboole Stadium.

Uganda will next face Ethiopia on Tuesday who also won the group match against South Sudan at the same venue in the tournament opener while Kenya take on South Sudan in the other match.

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