CECAFA and FUFA wish to inform the press and the entire public that the CAF President Mr. Issa Hayatou has accepted to visit Uganda and preside over the official opening of this year’s Cecafa-Tusker Cup due in Kampala next weekend.
CECAFA is already in receipt of the confirmation details of Hayatou’s visit from Cairo headquarters. The Continental football leader is expected in Kampala on November 22. His visit is partly in recognition of CECAFA’s continued stable development of the game of football in the region. Hayatou’s visit follows an invitation extended to him by the CECAFA President Eng. Leodgar Tenga.
FUFA President Lawrence Mulindwa said Uganda was honoured to host the football continental leader. Hayatou will be in company of several CAF officials who will include the General Secretary Mr. Hicham El Amrani. Other confirmed members of the delegation include Mohamed Raouraoua, Constant Omari and Ngangue Appolinaire. He will meet the FUFA Executive shortly after his arrival in Kampala.
During his stay in Uganda, the CAF President will attend the CECAFA Congress at Serena Hotel on Friday, November 23 before presiding over the official opening of the Cecafa-Tusker Cup at Namboole stadium the following evening. He will also attend a special gala night arranged in recognition of his visit to Cecafa region and Uganda in particular.
Uganda hosts neighbors Kenya in the opening match of the Cecafa-Tusker Cup at 6pm, November 24.
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