APR, Rayon in Kagame Cup draws today

Nine-time national league champions APR and Rayon Sport are expected to know their Kagame/Cecafa Club Championship fate today as the draws for this year’s regional club get under way this afternoon in Dar es salaam, Tanzania.

Nine-time national league champions APR and Rayon Sport are expected to know their Kagame/Cecafa Club Championship fate today as the draws for this year’s regional club get under way this afternoon in Dar es salaam, Tanzania.

The Cecafa Secretary General Nicholas Musonye confirmed the development yesterday saying that draws were postponed to today afternoon in Dar es Salaam.

"We are making the draws today afternoon and the clubs will know their opponents there and then," Musonye said.

Meanwhile, Simba and defending champions APR are among the seeded clubs, meaning that APR will be facing Tanzania’s second team of the tournament Yanga while Rayon Sport will be facing Simba.

The remaining clubs will be shared among the two groups accordingly.

APR who won the Kagame Cup on home soil last year will face crucial test defending the trophy away in Tanzania.

Rwanda’s other representative Rayon Sport last tasted the Kagame Cup glory in 1998 during current coach Raoul Shungu’s first spell at the club .

Meanwhile, thirteen clubs have already confirmed their participation in this year’s Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (Cecafa)/Kagame Club Championship.

Other clubs confirmed for this year’s event are last year’s losing finalists, Uganda Revenue Authority, Vital’O of Burundi, Al Hilal of Sudan, Miembeni FC of Zanzibar, Ten-Ten FC from Eritrea, Awassa City of Ethiopia, Banaadir Telecom of Somalia and AS Compagnie of Djibouti and Kenya’s Tusker FC.

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