CECAFA tournament set for August in Rwanda

By Kennedy Langat

CECAFA secretary General Nicholas Musonye says all matches will be staged in the capital Kigali

The 2014 regional CECAFA Kagame Club championship is set to be held from 9th to the 23rd of next month in Rwanda.

According to the CECAFA secretary General Nicholas Musonye all matches will be staged in the capital Kigali.

Musonye said Amahoro and Nyamirambo will host the games with Rubavu stadium, an alternative venue.

Gor Mahia will represent Kenya in the tournament. Burundi’s Vital ‘O are the defending champions after beating APR of Rwanda 2-0 in the final last year in Darfur, Sudan.

Elsewhere, Ghana will have contracts with players at future international tournaments to avoid the problems encountered at the 2014 World Cup over bonus payments.

The players took strike action because they had not been paid prior to Brazil 2014, resulting in 3 million dollars in cash flown out to appease the squad.

The country’s football association said it would revert to signed agreements and bank transfers for bonuses.

Ghana failed to qualify from the group stage in Brazil.

Meanwhile, Ghana head coach Kwesi Appiah says he will not call up Kevin-Prince Boateng in the future after their World Cup bust-up.

Appiah said he will now only select players who are disciplined, committed and ready to die for the country.

Boateng, a Schalke forward, was thrown out of the team camp ahead of its final group game at the World Cup for insulting Appiah during a training session.

AC Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari was also sent home for hitting an official.