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CECAFA Women Challenge Cup kicks off today

by Bonnie Mugabe
10:06 am

Rwanda’s players Joselyne Mukantaganira (left) and Miliam Nyiransanzabera(right) battling for the ball in the training session. Rwanda takes on Tanzania today.Courtesy

The long-awaited CECAFA Women Challenge Cup starts today in Kigali City, two days after all the participating nations landed in the country.

Hosts Rwanda, defending champions Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia will spice up the Fifa-sponsored championship running from July 19 to 28 at Stade de Kigali.

On the opening day of the regional tournament-today afternoon, Kenya takes on Uganda at 14h00 while Rwanda will be up against reigning champions Tanzania at 16:30.

At the 2016 edition in Uganda, the last time the tourney was held, Rwanda never progressed fr om the group stage as they suffered two identical 3-2 defeats at the hands of Tanzania and finalists Ethiopia.

All matches will be broadcasted live on Azam TV. The tournament will be played on a league basis, the team topping the table declared winner.

CECAFA Women Challenge Cup 2018 Fixtures

Thursday, July 19:

Kenya v Uganda – (Stade de Kigali, 14:00)

Rwanda v Tanzania Mainland – (Stade de Kigali, 16:30)

Friday, July 20: Rest Day

Saturday, July 21:

Ethiopia v Uganda – (Stade de Kigali, 14:00)

Kenya v Tanzania – (Stade de Kigali, 16:30)

Sunday, July 22: Rest Day

Monday, July 23:

Uganda v Tanzania – (Stade de Kigali, 14:00)

Rwanda v Ethiopia – (Stade de Kigali, 16:30)

Tuesday, July 24: Rest Day

Wednesday, July 25:

Kenya v Ethiopia – (Stade de Kigali, 14:00) Uganda v Rwanda – (Stade de Kigali, 16:30)

Thursday, July 26: Rest Day

Friday, July 27:

Ethiopia v Tanzania – (Stade de Kigali, 14:00) Rwanda v Kenya – (Stade de Kigali, 16:30)