Zanzibar chaos disrupts Kagame Cup preps

IT is still unclear if Zanzibar will go on to host this year’s Kagame Cup Club Championship. More reports have emerged that internal wrangles in the coastal nation, have left the Cecafa secretariat hesitant.The body’s Secretary General Nicholas Musonye told Times Sport yesterday that they are still waiting for Zanzibar’s stand.
Former APR Captain Patrick Mafisango (L) and Kalisa Mao showing off last year’s Kagame Cup trophy moments after being crowned champions. APR beat St. George in the final. (File photo)
Former APR Captain Patrick Mafisango (L) and Kalisa Mao showing off last year’s Kagame Cup trophy moments after being crowned champions. APR beat St. George in the final. (File photo)

IT is still unclear if Zanzibar will go on to host this year’s Kagame Cup Club Championship. More reports have emerged that internal wrangles in the coastal nation, have left the Cecafa secretariat hesitant.

The body’s Secretary General Nicholas Musonye told Times Sport yesterday that they are still waiting for Zanzibar’s stand.

“We are running out of time so Zanzibar has to make a confirmation before the end of the week,” the official said.

Meanwhile, the Tanzanian media has reported that Cecafa officials have held several meetings in Kampala to study Zanzibar’s case and also decide the teams that will feature in this year’s edition.

Since ZFA’s December 31, 2010 general elections, the body has failed to organize fresh elections provoking many stakeholders to question the incumbent’s legality to stay in power.

Rwanda, Sudan and Uganda are some of the countries waiting in the wings should Zanzibar be scrapped off hosting rights.

Close to twelve teams are expected to compete in the event which was first held in 1974.

APR won last year’s edition after beating Ethiopia’s St. George in the final.

Over the last six years, the tournament has received an annual sponsorship package of $60,000 from President Paul Kagame.

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