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Friday, November 15, 2013

2013 CECAFA Cup – Kenya Drawn against Ethiopia as Uganda Lands Sudan

Hosts, Kenya, will have to navigate through Group ‘A’ that includes Ethiopia, Zanzibar and South Sudan in their quest to win the 2013 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup that begins on November 27.

The Harambee Stars will play Ethiopia in the opener at Nyayo National Stadium as they try to go one better than the losers’ medal they took home last year after losing the final to bitter rivals Uganda.

The Uganda Cranes, who have won the trophy for the past two consecutive years and a record 13 times, have been drawn in Group ‘C’ alongside Rwanda, Sudan and Eritrea.

Three-time winners Tanzania are in Group ‘B’ where they will face Somalia, Burundi and guest team Chipolopolo of Zambia. This will only be the 6th time Kenya will be hosting what is the oldest football tournament in Africa after it rebranded to CECAFA Cup from Challenge Cup.

The tournament which will run between November 27 and December 12 will be hosted in 4 venues, Nairobi’s Nyayo National Stadium and Moi Stadium Kasarani, Machakos Stadium, Kisumu Stadium and in Mombasa.

The draw for the tournament was conducted Friday in the presence of Sports Secretary Dr. Hassan Wario, Cecafa Secretary General Nicholas Musonye, Football Kenya Federation Chairman Sam Nyamweya and SuperSport head of Africa Andre Venter among others.

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