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Five Nations Confirmed for CECAFA Women Challenge Cup

by Bonnie Mugabe
11:52 am

The CECAFA General Secretary Nicholas Musonye addressing the media in Tanzania on the upcoming Women Challenge Cup which will be staged in Rwanda from July 19-27. KT Photo

The CECAFA Women Challenge Cup 2018 will be contested by five nations according to the General Secretary of CECAFA Nicholas Musonye.

The 2018 Cecafa Women’ Senior Challenge Cup is scheduled to be held at Stade de Kigali in Kigali City from July19 to 27.

Speaking on Tuesday in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Musonye who released the fixtures of the week-long tournament said, “Five countries have confirmed their intention and we will host the tournament in a round-robin format,”

“Rwanda is ready to host a successful tournament and we count on everyone’s support to ensure that we rally behind our sister counterparts from the five countries to ensure that we have the best tournament,” added Musonye.

The five confirmed nations include hosts Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

Meanwhile, Rwanda will start residential camp on July 10, nine days ahead of the tournament in Kigali.

According to the fixtures released, Rwanda opens her account against Tanzania on Thursday July 19 at 4:15pm at Stade de Kigali. Kenya will take on Uganda in an earlier game at 2pm.

Action will resume on Saturday, July 21 with Ethiopia facing Uganda while Kenya will be up against Tanzania.

Rwanda will be back to action on Monday when they host Ethiopia after an earlier match between Uganda and Tanzania.

On Wednesday, July 25, Rwanda will battle Uganda as Kenya takes on Ethiopia before the final round-robin matches which will see Rwanda hosting Kenya as Ethiopia takes on Tanzania on Friday, July 27 with the overall winner being crowned.

Tanzania will be hoping to successfully defend their throne through Kenya’s Harambee Starlets, Uganda and Ethiopia are expected to give them a run for their money.

Tanzania won the title after edging Kenya in the final while Ethiopia overcame hosts Uganda to take third place.

 CECAFA Women Challenge Cup 2018


Thursday, July 19

Kenya vs Uganda (Stade de Kigali, 14h00)

Rwanda vs Tanzania (Stade de Kigali, 16:15)

Friday, July 20: Rest Day

Saturday, July 21

Ethiopia v Uganda (Stade de Kigali, 14h00)

Kenya v Tanzania (Stade de Kigali, 16:15)

 Sunday, July 22: Rest Day

 Monday, July 23

Uganda vs Tanzania (Stade de Kigali, 14h00)

Rwanda vs Ethiopia (Stade de Kigali, 16 :15)

 Tuesday, July 24: Rest Day

 Wednesday, July 25

Kenya vs Ethiopia (Stade de Kigali, 14h00)

Uganda vs Rwanda (Stade de Kigali, 16:15) 

Thursday, July 26: Rest Day

 Friday, July 27 

Ethiopia vs Tanzania (Stade de Kigali, 14h00)

Rwanda vs Tanzania (Stade de Kigali, 16:15)