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Cecafa Kagame Club Championship To Be Moved

The Council for East and central African Football Associations (Cecafa) has moved the 2014 Kagame Club Championship to August instead of the usual June.
KCCA FC battling against Zambia\'s Nkana FC early this month in a CAF Champions League tie.
The Council for East and central African Football Associations (Cecafa) has moved the 2014 Kagame Club Championship to August instead of the usual June.

Rogers Mulindwa, the Cecafa Media Officer told URN on Tuesday in Kampala that although they have not yet got a nation to host the event they have decided to move the event because of the World Cup that will take place in Brazil in June.

Mulindwa said they had wanted to have the event around April, but some clubs are still busy with the Champions League and Confederations Cup and therefore August is the best option. The Kagame Club Championship is partly sponsored by the Rwanda President, Paul Kagame and attracts and League champions in the Cecafa region and some invited clubs.

Last year’s edition, which was won by Burundi’s Vital’O, was held in Darfur, Sudan. Rwanda’s APR lost in the final.

Mulindwa said since people are very committed to the World Cup, it would not be wise to host the Kagame Club Championship during the World Cup period.

Since 2002, President Paul Kagame has been the main sponsor of the tournament. The President provides $60,000 which is shared among the top three finishing teams in the annual tournament.

Besides the prize money, the President also gives $15,000 for the organization of the tournament. KCCA FC will represent Uganda in the Cecafa Kagame Club Championship this year.

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