NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Only seven teams have confirmed participation in
this year’s Cecafa Women’s Championship, which will be held in
Kigali, Rwanda from May 12-22.
General Nicholas Musonye said teams including host Rwanda,
Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Djibouti and defending champions
Tanzania will participate in the competition.
Two more teams may
be added from Zanzibar and Burundi. Sudan and South Sudan have
given the tournament a bye.
“We have seven teams
coming in. However that may increase to nine by next week as we
wait for Burundi and Zanzibar,” Musonye said on Friday in
Cecafa skipped this
tournament last year owing to lack of sponsorship. However, with
more women football funding coming in from FIFA, Musonye remains
optimistic the women football development will gain traction.
Libya hosts first African
TRIPOLI Libya (Xinhua) --
The first African minifootball championship
kicked off in Tripoli on Saturday, with the participation of
The tournament takes
place in Tripoli’s Al-Madina Football Club stadium over one
teams are Libya, Cote d’Ivoire, Somalia, Ghana, Senegal,
Tunisia, South Africa and Nigeria.
The top four teams
will compete in the third minifootball World Cup in 2019.