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The Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (French: Conseil des Associations de Football d'Afrique de l'Est et Centrale, Arabic: مؤتمر جمعيات شرق ووسط أفريقيا لكرة القدم‎; officially abbreviated as CECAFA) is an association of the football playing nations in mostly East Africa and a bit of Central Africa. An affiliate of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), CECAFA is the oldest sub-regional football organisation on the continent.

Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations
Conseil des Associations de Football d'Afrique de l'Est et Centrale
مؤتمر جمعيات شرق ووسط أفريقيا لكرة القدم
The official logo for the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations.
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CECAFA members
Formation1926 (unofficial)
1973 (official)
TypeSports organization
HeadquartersNairobi, Kenya
Region served
Eastern Africa
Membership
Official language
English, French
Secretary General
Kenya Nicholas Musonye
AffiliationsCAF, FIFA
Websitewww.cecafafootball.org

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HistoryEdit

CECAFA was founded unofficially in 1927. The competition was sponsored by the major Nairobi-based soap-manufacturing firm Gossage, owned by the British Lever Brothers. Its formation is often misattributed to William Gossage, founder of the Gossage company. However, he died 50 years before the CECAFA was established.[1]

The tournament was known as the "Gossage Cup" until the mid-sixties, when it was redubbed the "East African Challenge Cup".

CECAFA's head offices are in Nairobi, Kenya. The first tournament was contested between Kenya and Uganda, which saw the Kenyan squad win the two legs 3-1 on aggregate.

Broadcasting rightsEdit

In 2007, television rights for the tournament were sold to GTV.[2] Since 2009, broadcasting of CECAFA competitions has been taken over by SuperSport.[3][4]

CompetitionsEdit

Current membersEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ pharmj.com
  2. ^ CECAFA gets a boost from GTV
  3. ^ Patrick Korir (7 December 2009). "SuperSport airing CECAFA from quarters". Futaa.com. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
  4. ^ Timothy Olobulu (29 June 2012). "CECAFA to be aired Live by SuperSport". MichezoAfrika.com. Retrieved 21 October 2012.