GOR MAHIA MISSING AS TEAMS LINE-UP FOR CECAFA TOURNAMENT NEXT MONTH

Malawi giants Big Bullets will be the guest team in this year’s Council for East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA) Kagame Cup which kicks off on August 1-15 in Tanzania.

While other countries will be represented by atleast two clubs, Kenya will have only one team-Tusker as Gor Mahia are yet to confirm their participation.

The draw for the tournament will be held on Tuesday according to CECAFA Executive Director Auka Gacheo.

“This tournament will help our teams in the region prepare for the CAF competitions that start in September.

We shall also have a guest team from Malawi to spice up the tournament,” Auka told the association’s website.

Uganda will be represented by the KCCA , the defending champions and the 2020/2021 Uganda Premier League champions Express.

While Simba  who reached the quarter final stage of the CAF Champions League will miss the regional competition, Young Africans and Azam  will represent Tanzania.

KCCA  beat Azam  to lift the Kagame Cup in 2019. Last year the tournament did not take place after the COVID-19 pandemic affected most sporting activities including football.

Teams confirmed for Kagame Cup 2021: Young Africans SC, Azam FC (Tanzania), Altabara FC (South Sudan), Le Messager Ngozi FC (Burundi), APR (Rwanda), Express FC, KCCA FC (Uganda), Tusker FC (Kenya), KMKM SC (Zanzibar), Big Bullets FC (Malawi).