The Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (Cecafa) is impressed by the improved standards of football in the region.
Cecafa president, Leodegar Tenga told Daily Nation that many teams have improved in the club championship going on in Tanzania.
“We are considering the standard of each team compared to the previous competition. There is big progress,” said Tenga.
He said Cecafa is proud to see all teams from its 11 member nations having featured in this year’s tournament.
“We must be proud for this achievement,” he added.
Tenga was most stunned by teams like Eritrea’s Red Sea and new boys Bunamwaya of Uganda, who have particularly impressed by making it to the quarter-finals.
“We must congratulate them for reaching the stage. This is a sign of the development in our region and we need to make efforts in the continental clubs and national team competitions and reach the highest stage. We must be serious on that,” he said.
The championship quarter-finals kick off this evening with Kenya's Ulinzi battling Sudanese side El Mereikh before Ugandan club Bunamwaya face Tanzania’s Simba. Tomorrow, Tanzanian giants Yanga will play against Red Sea, as Burundi's Vital’O take on Ethiopia's St. George.