TP Mazembe to spice up 2024 CECAFA Kagame Cup as holders Express FC miss out

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The CECAFA Executive Director John Auka Gecheo has confirmed the new dates for the 2024 Kagame Cup.

The competition will be staged in Tanzania and Zanzibar from July 6th to 22nd of the same month.

The event was earlier planned to take place July 20th to August 4th in Tanzania. But because of the busy CAF calendar, the competition has been rescheduled so that it kicks-off earlier and ends few days before the start of the 2024/2025 CAF Club competitions.

This year’s event will attract five time African champions TP Mazembe from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Nyasa Big Bullets (Malawi) and Zambia’s Red Arrows FC are the other guest teams that have confirmed participation to join 13 other teams from the CECAFA Zone.

“This competition will help our teams in the Zone prepare better in the pre-season ahead of the 2024/2025 CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup which start in August. Having top sides from DR Congo, Malawi and Zambia will also spice-up our Club competition and give our teams a real test,” said Gecheo.

Meanwhile, defending champions Express FC who won the competition in 2021 miss out on the confirmed list of teams expected to take part in forthcoming event.

Uganda will be represented by 17 time league champions SC Villa.

Teams for the CECAFA Kagame Cup: Vital ‘O (Burundi), APR FC (Rwanda), El Merreikh, Al Hilal, Hai El Wadi (Sudan), Young Africans SC, Simba SC, Azam FC, Coastal Union FC (Tanzania), Gor Mahia FC (Kenya), SC Villa (Uganda), JKU SC (Zanzibar), El Merreikh FC-Bentiu (South Sudan), Nyasa Big Bullets FC (Malawi), TP Mazembe (DR Congo) and Red Arrows FC (Zambia).

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