Uganda, Ethiopia, Burundi To Shine In CHAN

information pills geneva;”>Uganda, ed Burundi and Ethiopia are the three CECAFA members who qualified for the CHAN finals.

“Carry our CECAFA flag up while in South Africa”, Tenga said while addressing an annual CECAFA congress at Hill Park Hotel in Nairobi City on Tuesday morning.

Tenga, however, decried the continued poor show in major competitions naming the World Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations as one of the areas where members still needed to double efforts.


“Let us re-examine and make fresh strategies for better results in future competitions,” Tenga suggested.

Ethiopia was singled out and hailed for getting closer to qualification for World Cup Brazil 2014 despite clashing out to Nigeria.

Tenga further said that CECAFA region is the most active zone in the whole of Africa and therefore, has the potential to perform better in continental competitions.

“As a region, we need to improve our performance in FIFA and CAF competitions,” Tenga maintained.

Tenga further echoed the need to have both youth and women competitions which will be held starting next year.

“We have long talked about this and we must see it starting and it’s our prime target next year,” he added.

Tenga, however, observed that all these programs need funds.

The President revealed that the executive committee was in final negotiations with Super Sport Company on TV rights but most importantly “CECAFA targets having a joint marketing strategy with Super Sport once the contract is signed”.

Tenga commended Go-TV, UAP and Coca Cola for emerging sponsors of this year’s tournament.

Rwanda’s head of State, Gen. Paul Kagame, was also hailed for the continued support towards regional competitions.

In a related development, the Confederation of Africa Football Associations (CAF) is considering creating a third slot in CAF for CECAFA region.

The revelations were made by Mr. Shams Eldin Magdi who represented the continental body in the congress.

Magdi said the proposal to amend the statutes in order to accommodate the targeted changes were in the final stages.

“We have already discussed this matter with the CAF President Dr. Issa Hayatou and he is very positive,” Magdi revealed.

He commended CECAFA for holding regular tournaments and urged the regional leadership to maintain the spirit.

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