Saint George takes part in 2018 CECAFA Club Championship


CECAFA Club Cup previously known “Kagame Challenge Cup” is back after two years. Tanzania hosts the championship that brings together twelve teams in three groups. Drawn in group “C” Ethiopian flag bearer Saint George opens the campaign on 22nd June against group favorite and home side Young Africa.
It is the oldest championship of the continent. However, it has not had strong title sponsorship. The CECAFA Club Cup’s most recent edition occurred in 2015 in Darussalam with home side Azam FC winning  the title after a 2-0 Cup final victory over Kenyan counterpart GorMahia.
Part of the USD one million dollar FIFA grant to host all the regional championships including the senior men’s and women’s competition, the 2018 event brings twelve sides from ten countries with Sudan and Eritrea the only absent ones. The main sponsor is the giant Tanzanian television firm Azam. Tanzania fields three sides including Young Africa and Simba.
The Ethiopian Premier League season is lagging behind schedule. It is also in title race time as five teams are in contention. The participation of Saint Gorge in the regional championship is on hold until final decision comes from the board of directors.
The tentative schedule for the 2018 CECAFA Club Championship Cup final is 30th June-14th July 2018.
Group A
Azam (Tanzania)
Club Uganda
JKU (Zanzibar)
Kator (S.Sudan)
Group B
Ryon Sport (Rwanda)
Gormahia (Kenya)
Lidya-Ludich (Burundi)
Ports (Djibouti)
Group C
Young Africa (Tanzania)
Simba (Tanzania)
KidusGiorgis (Ethiopia)