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10 of 12 teams arrive for CECAFA tourney

26 November 2013, 12:42

Nairobi - 10 of 12 teams have already arrived in Kenya for the upcoming CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup set to begin Wednesday.

The Uganda Cranes safely touched down at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Monday afternoon ready to take up the task of defending this year’s CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup.

The team will be play Rwanda in their first fixture on Friday at Machakos stadium about 60Kms East of Nairobi city.

Gor Mahia FC striker Dan Sserunkuma joined the Cranes Camp in Nairobi and was part of the training session in the afternoon. Emmanuel Okwi will captain the team against Rwanda in the second match of group ‘C’.

The two teams played to a goalless draw in their last international friendly match held in Kampala two weeks ago.

Ten out of the twelve teams had already reached Nairobi. Tanzania and Ethiopia are expected Tuesday.

The tournament will officially be flagged off on Wednesday with an expected thriller between hosts Kenya and Ethiopia at Nyayo stadium. Earlier in the day, Zanzibar will have played South Sudan in the first game of this year’ edition at the same ground.

- News24


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