Tusker Challenge Cup
Today - (SS9)
Somalia vs Burundi -1pm
Zanzibar vs Uganda – 3pm
Rwanda vs Tanzania -3pm
VETERAN striker Olivier Karekezi has wooed his teammates by insisting that the current Amavubi team has what it takes to end their 12-year-wait for another Cecafa title.
Rwanda last won the tournament back in 1999 when they field two sides in the competition.
However, the Amavubi captain, who has rediscovered his form under new coach Milutin Micho, does not see why the team cannot go all the way this year.
“We have a good side with a blend of youth and experience but more importantly, players desperate to impress in the tournament,” Karekezi said.
Last year, Rwanda was knocked out at the quarter-final stage by eventual champions Tanzania after a 1-0 defeat but Karekezi in convinced that the wasps can oust the reigning champions this Saturday in Group A’s opening fixture.
“For any tournament, the hosting team usually has a slight advantage over the rest but I think we can upset Tanzania,” Karekezi continued.
Zimbabwe and Djibouti complete the Group.
Record champions Uganda, Burundi, Zanzibar and Somalia are in Group B while Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia and Malawi.