FKF backed in Cecafa stand-off

Football Kenyan Federation has received some backing in it's bid to host the 2012 edition of the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup after South Sudan put their weight behind their cause.

South Sudan football President Ghabur Goc Alel has supported Kenya in its bid to host this year’s East and Central Africa Senior Challenge tournament.

This comes off the back of Cecafa saying the tourney would be held in Uganda, instead of Kenya, who were earlier chosen to host the tournament.


- We are surprised that the CECAFA secretary general Mr Nicholas Musonye is envisaging plans to force Uganda to be the hosts. We as a new member of the regional body were informed initially that Kenya were the hosts after it was passed in the CECAFA Congress, and up to now we have not received any other official communication regarding the change, he said in a press release.

- We shall lobby other member countries to ensure that decisions made in the congress are respected and the Secretary General should stop playing politics, he added.

He said this when he paid a courtesy call to the Football Kenya Federation chairman Sam Nyamweya at the Nyayo Stadium secretariat in Nairobi.

Started preparations

Since the announcement of change in hosting rights, Uganda have already begun preparing to host the Challenge Cup.