Sport
Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda stage joint bid for 2017 Nations Cup
Publish Date: Aug 28, 2014
Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda stage joint bid for 2017 Nations Cup
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Dennis Mabuka in Nairobi

Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda have agreed to pursue a joint bid to host the 2017 African Cup of Nations.

This comes after bids were re-opened following the withdrawal of Libya as a host nation following unstable security situation in the country.

Football Kenya Federation President Sam Nyamweya revealed to New Vision that the East African nations have decided to support each other for a joint bid to stage the African showpiece.

“I am delighted that Uganda and Rwanda are supporting a proposal by Football Kenya Federation to jointly pursue interest in bidding to host 2017 Orange Caf Africa Cup of Nations after bids were re-opened following withdrawal of Libya as host nation.

“Mr. Nzamwita Vincent Degaule, Honourable President of Federation of Rwanda Football Association (Ferwafa) and Mr. Moses Hassim Magogo, Honourable President of Federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa) have written to us backing our proposal saying they would love us to further explore opportunity of submitting to Caf our joint bid by September 30, 2014 deadline.

“As a federation, we feel honoured that our brothers from neighbouring countries have shared our view so that together, we may bring the continent of Africa to our region as East Africans. I hope my colleagues in Tanzania, Burundi and the rest will follow suit so that we begin the process of preparing the bid.

“I urge respective ministries of Sports, Tourism and Foreign Affairs in our nations under the auspices of the East African Community initiative, driven by the EAC Secretariat, to move with speed and work together with our federations to ensure that we have a strong bid that will be successful.

“I, once again, thank Governments of our region for their steadfastness in supporting football activities which I firmly believe will soon bring us to par or even better than the rest of the African continent. I am convinced that we shall secure the necessary government guarantees, with a firm commitment to having a successful tournament that will serve the rest of Africa the best of our hospitality.”

RELATED STORIES:

Kenya and Uganda plan joint bid for Nations Cup

Williamson vows to take Kenya to Nations Cup

Kenya dents Uganda's Nations Cup hopes
 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Heathens host fierce rivals Kobs in rugby league
Traditional rivals Heathens and Kobs face off at Kyadondo Rugby Club in the closing fixture of the first round of the Nile Special Premier Rugby League...
Big League: Saints look to stretching lead
The Saints could stretch the Rwenzori Group lead when they host Kumi United in the FUFA Big League on Saturday....
Uganda Olympic Committee plans for therapy centre
Uganda’s first ever medical workshop for active sportsmen started with a promise to set up a health therapy centre....
FIFA executive meets amid corruption report storm
FIFA president Sepp Blatter opened a meeting of his 25-member executive committee on Thursday amid a storm of controversy over an inquiry into the bids by Russia and Qatar for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups....
Nsubuga inspires Uganda against the visiting Takashinga side
The only thing worse than a terrible first innings is a disastrous second innings. Thanks to Frank Nsubuga, the Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) XI turned a dreadful batting show into their first victory against the Takashinga XI on Thursday at Kyambogo....
She Cranes live on Fox
Sydney Fox Sports and Network Ten will bring the world’s best netballers into homes across Australia next year from August 7-16, when they join forces with the Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015 in an exciting moment for the broadcast of women’s sport....
Do you agree with the ban on the export of maids?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter