CECAFA sets stringent rules for Challenge Cup
20 November 2013, 13:48
Nairobi - Governing body CECAFA has come up with a stringent set of rules for the upcoming Senior Challenge Cup.
Secretary General Nicholas Musonye released the list of rules and regulations Wednesday that will govern this
year’s edition of the Challenge Cup due to kick off on
Musonye says the rules
are intended to have a peaceful and orderly tournament.
All member associations must pay the annual subscription fee of U$ 1500 before kickoff. Team lists must have only 20 players and cannot be altered while shirt numbers will range between 1 and 20. No player shall be allowed to use more than one shirt number during the tournament. Teams eliminated in the preliminary stages will be required to leave
within the next 24 hours unless there are absolutely no flight
Pre-match meetings will be held at 10:00am one day before the match and starting line-ups must be confirmed to the CECAFA secretariat at least two hours before kickoff time. Teams must also be at the stadium at least one hour before kickoff time. Each team is allowed a total of 25 people inclusive of players and officials.
U$ 50 will be charged for any appeal complaint lodged.Such protests must be submitted to CECAFA at least three hours after the game.
Fines for wrong doers range from U$ 200 for every team failing to register its players on time, U $ 100 for teams failing to honour the pre/post-match interviews, U$ 50 for lateness to pre-match meetings, U$ 50 will be a fine for teams reporting late to the stadium, U$ 50 for teams reporting to pre-match meetings without captains, U$ 50 for teams reporting for pre-match meetings without uniforms and U$ 50 for a player who fails to produce a passport.