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2015 CECAFA Cup
21 November-6 December in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

No surprises, Eritrea will not be competing.  Zambia participating as guests in their place. Sudan and South Sudan in same group...

Group A: Ethiopia, Zambia, Tanzania, Somalia

Group B: Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Djibouti

Group C: Sudan, Rwanda, South Sudan, Zanzibar

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Nov 11 15 10:08 AM

The General Secretary of the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) Nicholas Musonye has disregarded the draw for Senior Challenge Cup which were released early on Monday.
Musonye said on Wednesday morning,”The official draw for the competition will be held today (Wednesday) in Nairobi. We’ll make a communication as soon as possible.”
The earlier reported draw had pitted Rwanda against Sudan, South Sudan and Zanzibar in group C while Uganda against rivals Kenya were in group B alongside Burundi and Djibouti.
Meanwhile, it has also been revealed that the guest team for the competition will be Malawi and not Zambia.
Musonye said that although many countries from outside the region showed interest, it was Malawi that officially sent in a request.
http://www.ferwafa.rw/spip.php?article574

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Nov 30 15 3:37 PM

The draw was decided before the tournament started. Winners of Group A got the 2nd best 3rd placed team (designed to give the host nation an easier quarter-final if they won Group A). In the end, Ethiopia didn't win Group A, and got a harder quarter-final against Tanzania rather than South Sudan.

Would be better if they made it so that you could not play someone from the same group in the quarter-final.

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Dec 1 15 9:55 AM

South Sudan apparently were ultra-defensive against Sudan to get the 0-0 draw. 2-0 against Djibouti was expected. The win over Malawi was the most unexpected result for me. I think Sudan will use their experience today to reach the semi-finals.

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Dec 1 15 12:08 PM

South Sudan lost on penalties today after a 0-0 draw against Sudan. 4 matches, no goals conceded for South Sudan. This should be worth some ranking points for South Sudan - but strangely, none of the CECAFA matches appear on FIFA.com, which might mean they won't be counted towards the rankings.

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Dec 1 15 1:17 PM

not only the games are repeated, also the results (1-1 &and 0-0).....hope to see more creativity in CECAFA next time

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Dec 1 15 8:13 PM

Organisers forgot to send the papers to FIFA. No CECAFA matches will be official A matches this year. Can't believe this is happening so often in Africa... South Sudan will get no ranking points just because the organisers are idiots.

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Dec 2 15 8:34 PM

"Forgot" is the safest bet. But one would think that the authorities would know by now, considering all previous years' tournaments were authorised by CAF. Not sure if it's CECAFA or the host FA (Ethiopia) who has responsibility of applying for authorisation. Anyway, anyone consulting FIFA.com's results section will be under the impression that the tournament didn't happen at all, even though there is an article on the first meeting of Sudan-South Sudan at the same tournament.

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Dec 3 15 8:08 AM

There really should be standing permission for regular events like this. I'm sure if UEFA forgot to send a form for the Euros, the rule would not be applied so strictly.
Normally I am in favour of the rules being applied correctly, but it doesn't make sense for FIFA to do it in this way after having made so many lapses in exactly the same situations in the past.

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Dec 3 15 4:44 PM

It happens so often in African international football in particular that it merits special attention from FIFA. The "circulars" clearly don't work. Another approach should be tried (in my opinion, CAF should be a bit more communicative in general). For example, for the FIFA Futsal World Cup qualifiers beginning in just 3 days, CAF has released only the draw. There is no information about the precise dates/venues/referee appointments - making it difficult for the general public to attend. However, CAF seems to have sent all this info to its FAs, as at least one (Libya) has posted official CAF information sheets on its Facebook page - information that is not available to the public (or even to FIFA). Should be reasonably simple for FIFA to say "Hey, CAF, you are responsible for giving this info to us as well, not just your FAs - please do it in future".  If they can't even do this with FIFA World Cups, there is no hope for regional tournaments...

Last Edited By: TheRoonBa Dec 3 15 4:46 PM. Edited 1 time.

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Dec 3 15 6:44 PM

I guess they saved money by dispensing with their media people. Failing to realise that by having a good "presence" they will make more money from tv, advertising, sales, merchandise etc

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Nov 28 16 7:14 PM

Good question. It's all gone quiet. It's scheduled to take place next month.

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