CECAFA has lauded President Paul Kagame for his unmatched support in developing football in the region.
The body’s chief Leodegar Tenga said; “President Kagame has supported the Club Championship (Kagame Cup) for the last 15 years and given the regional football body a life line in running its other programs.”
“He has been exemplary in developing the game in the region.”
On top of Kagame’s annual $60,000 contribution, the Rwandan government has bankrolled this year’s edition to a tune of $ 1m (Rwf550m).
The tournament to be jointly held at Amahoro and Regional stadium will run from May 15-29.
Atraco secured last year’s title after a 1-0 win over hosts El-Merreikh in the final. It was the biggest upset in the competition’s 34-year history not only because it was the taxi-men’s debut in the event but also because El-Merreikh had hammered Atraco 6-1 in the group stage.