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Villa Draw Kiyovu Fc

By Vision Reporter

Added 29th March 2004 03:00 AM

REGIONAL champions SC Villa will take on Rwanda’s Kiyovu in the opening match of the CECAFA club championships, now known as the Kagame Cup, on April 25.

REGIONAL champions SC Villa will take on Rwanda’s Kiyovu in the opening match of the CECAFA club championships, now known as the Kagame Cup, on April 25.

By Reuben Olita
in Nairobi

Group A

Jamhuri (Zanzibar), APR (Rwanda), St. George (Ethiopia), Ulinzi (Kenya) and Elman (Somalia)
Group B
Anseba (Eritrea), Express (Uganda), Simba (Tanzania) and Al Hilal (Sudan)
Group C
SC Villa (Uganda), Kiyovu(Rwanda), Muzinga (Burundi) and Police (Djibouti).

REGIONAL champions SC Villa will take on Rwanda’s Kiyovu in the opening match of the CECAFA club championships, now known as the Kagame Cup, on April 25.

The Jogoos are in Group C along with Burundi’s Muzinga, Kiyovu and Djibouti’s Police.

Having been ejected from the African Club Championships a week back, the regional championships provide SC Villa an opportunity to recover lost pride.
The other Ugandan side Express have been drawn in Group B along with Tanzania’s Simba, Al Hilal of Sudan and Anseba of Eritrea.
The group puts Express coach James Siang’a face to face with the side he coached before, Simba.

CECAFA secretary, Nicholas Musonye announced the preliminary fixture in Nairobi yesterday, after returning from Rwanda, where he inspected preparations for the regional event. The remaining fixtures will be made later this week.

Musonye also revealed that Express will join the contest after completing their Confederations Cup engagements against Lobi Stars of Nigeria.

“The Rwandan football association had also shown total commitment. Committees for the event have already been set up and I am happy to report that arrangements are surely complete,” Musonye noted.

Uganda has had only three victories in the 29-year-history of the event.

Kampala City Council won in 1978 and SC Villa in 1987 and 2003.
In the meantime, uncertainty surrounds the participation of army side Ulinzi as Kenya’s representatives. The club is still at loggerheads with Kenya FA following their withdrawal from the Africa Champions League at the last minute.
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Villa Draw Kiyovu Fc

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