Author: Norah Odoi

Mombasa, Kenya-During the ongoing CECAFA General Assembly, the Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) has granted Zanzibar the privilege of hosting the 2024 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup. Isayas Jira, the CECAFA Vice President and Chairman of the Competitions Committee, disclosed the decision, which was made during the CECAFA Executive meeting held on February 22nd, 2024. “We brought back the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup because of marketing issues,” stated Isayas, highlighting the significance of reviving the tournament. Additionally, he announced the appointment of six members tasked with effecting changes in CECAFA tournaments. The CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup makes…

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The Ugandan contingent returned triumphantly on Monday from Muscat, Oman, following their participation in the FISU World University Cross Country Championship. Among them, Seth Akampa, a 23-year-old student from Bishop Stuart University, emerged victorious by securing a gold medal in the 10,000-meter finals. Clocking an impressive time of 29 minutes and 12 seconds, Akampa crossed the finish line, adding his name to the prestigious list of Ugandan champions alongside Joshua Cheptegei, Winnie Nanyondo, and Dismas Yeko, who have previously claimed this title. Upon their arrival at Entebbe International Airport, the team received a warm welcome from officials representing the Association…

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In a thrilling showdown at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium, Ivory Coast clinched their third Africa Cup of Nations title with a dramatic victory over Nigeria, thanks to Sebastien Haller’s heroic late goal. Despite facing initial setbacks, including a mid-tournament coaching change following a disappointing group-stage defeat, Ivory Coast, affectionately dubbed ‘the Zombies’ under caretaker boss Emerse Fae, staged an incredible comeback. Nigeria initially took the lead through William Troost-Ekong’s header, but Ivory Coast rallied back with Franck Kessie’s equalizer in the second half, setting the stage for Haller’s triumphant moment. The resurgent Ivory Coast team displayed remarkable resilience and determination,…

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