The Star (Nairobi)

24 November 2012

East Africa: CAF President to Grace Cecafa

Photo: Mpalanyi Ssentongo/New Vision
Ugandan Cranes head coach Bobby Williamson takes the boys through a training session at Namboole, the team is set to defend its Cecafa title. (File Photo)

Confederation of Africa football (CAF) President Issa Hayatou will be among the dignitaries who will attend today's opening ceremony of the 36th edition of the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup. Hayatou jetted into Kampala, Uganda yesterday and will be at the Namboole Stadium to watch Kenya's opening match against Uganda Cranes, the highlight of the first day.

Hayatou's presence will be a big boost for Cecafa, which is the only region that hosts a tournament that involves teams from their geographical area after the demise of the COSAFA.

He is expected to hold talks with Cecafa chairman Leodegar Tenga and the secretary general Nicholas Musonye. His visit is partly in recognition of Cecafa's continued stable development of the football game in the region.

Hayatou's visit follows an invitation extended to him by the Tenga. Other confirmed members of the delegation include Mohamed Raouraoua, Constant Omari and Ngangue Appolinaire.

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