In Summary
  • Cecafa-run tournaments have become less appealing for teams due to poor organisation.
  • This year’s Cecafa Club Championship which ended on Sunday in Kigali, attracted 16 teams.

Founded in 1926, the Council for East and Central African Football Federations is the continent’s oldest regional football body.

It organises the annual Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup for senior national teams from member countries and Cecafa Club Championship for clubs from East and Central Africa.

Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup, formerly Gossage Cup, is the oldest regional football tournament involving senior national teams. In recent years, however, it has fallen behind its peers in southern, northern and western Africa, whose clubs and national teams have dominated continental championships.

POOR ORGANISATION

Cecafa-run tournaments have become less appealing for teams due to poor organisation and dearth of sponsorship and over-reliance on one sponsor, leading to teams shunning them.

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