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No change in format

By Vision Reporter

Added 10th January 2009 03:00 AM

CECAFA will not change the current format of the Senior Challenge Cup where member countries converge to compete in one country. Some countries had proposed a home and away format like it is in the COSAFA, which they said would ease the finan¬cial burden

CECAFA will not change the current format of the Senior Challenge Cup where member countries converge to compete in one country. Some countries had proposed a home and away format like it is in the COSAFA, which they said would ease the finan¬cial burden

By Swalley Kenyi

CECAFA will not change the current format of the Senior Challenge Cup where member countries converge to compete in one country. Some countries had proposed a home and away format like it is in the COSAFA, which they said would ease the finan¬cial burden on the host country.

But CECAFA secretary general Nicholas Musonye insisted yester¬day that unless their sponsors avail more money, there will be no immediate changes to the competition format.

“We shall stick to our format. This is a much cheaper and easier way to organise the tourna¬ment as per now,” explained Musonye. Historically, CECAFA competitions have left debt burdens on the host federations.

Currently, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame supports the club cham¬pionship with a package of $60000 (sh117.6m) as prize money, while pay channel GTV puts close to $500000 (sh980m) in the Senior Challenge Cup.

No change in format

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