IN a bid to organize a colorful tournament, the government is prepared to inject about $1m (Rwf550m) into this year’s Kagame Cup.
According to Joseph Habineza, the minister of Sports and Culture, the amount will cater for accommodation and traveling expenses for all participating teams, referees and officials.
Meanwhile, President Paul Kagame will inject $60000 as prize money for the winners of the two-week long tournament which kicks off May 15 in Kigali.
This year, Rwanda’s football giants APR have been drawn in Group A with TP Mazembe, Burundi’s Vital’O and Djibouti’s Telkom.
In Group B, Rayon Sport will contest with Ethiopia’s St. George, Nigeria’s Heartland and Zanzibar’s Mafunzo while Group C pits reigning champions Atraco with Kenya’s Sofapaka, Uganda Revenue Authority and Simba of Tanzania.
The top two sides from each group coupled with the best two third-placed teams will proceed to the quarter finals.
The tournament will be jointly held at Amahoro and Nyamirambo’s regional stadium.