South Sudan to make debut since joining the Fifa family at the Cecafa regional tournament scheduled for Uganda in NovemberThis years regional Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup slated for Uganda will benefit from a $400,000 from East African Breweries Limited (EABL).
The annual event will kick-off from November 27 to December 12.
While confirming the event will be held in Uganda, Cecafa Secretary General Nicholas Musonye disclosed that the prize money remains the same with winners pocketing $30,000, runners up $20,000 and $10,000 for the third placed team.
Musonye further revealed that United Against Malaria (UAM) have agreed to support the tournament.
“We are happy that UAM has agreed to partner with us not only for the tournament but also to continue their fight against malaria in the region,” said Musonye.
UAM got a boost this year when they were given the recognition and the green light by CAF to operate in all their member federation.
UAM has been partners with Cecafa since its formation in 2009 and will join main sponsors –East African Breweries –for this year’s Senior Challenge Cup.
South Sudan will make its international debut at this year’s event.