Tanzania champions Simba SC kicked-off their Cecafa Kagame Cup campaign with a 4-0 drubbing over a hapless Dakadaha from Somalia.
Simba sent a strong signal to the regional giants like Kenyan representatives Gor Mahia, Uganda’s Vipers and Rwandan champions Rayon Sports when they took a 3-0 lead at the break before adding a fourth in the second stanza.
Vipers kicked-off their campaign on a wrong footing after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Zanzibar league winners, Jeshi La Kujenga Uchumi on the opening day.
Singinda United beat APR 2-1, same as hosts Azam, who recorded identical scoreline against South Sudanese side Kitor FC.
Gor Mahia will take on Rayon Sports in the opening Group C match on Sunday.