Kigali, Rwanda – Flambeau de l’Est of Burundi and Ethiopian Coffee of Ethiopia have pulled out of the upcoming Cecafa Kagame Club Championships, due August 8-24, in Kigali.
This was confirmed by the council’s Secretary General Nicholas Musonye who later confirmed that the two have already been replaced by teams from the respective nations.
Coffee FC, who finished runner-up in the Ethiopian Premier League competition last season, have been replaced by Adama Kenema FC, while Flambeau de L’est’s place goes to Atletico from the same nation.
President Paul Kagame, patron of Cecafa, has sponsored the regional club championship to the tune of US$60,000 in cash prize annually since 2002.
Group A: Rayon Sport (Rwanda), Yanga (Tanzania), Adama kenema FC (Ethiopia), Atlbara (South Sudan) and KMKM (Zanzibar).
Group B: APR (Rwanda), KCC (Uganda), Atletico (Burundi) Gor Mahia (Kenya) and Telecom (Djibouti)
Group C: VitalO (Burundi), El Merreikh (Sudan), Police (Rwanda) Benadir (Somalia).
Source: New Times of Rwanda