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Hosts and reigning champions Uganda might have to negotiate some tough games if
they are to sail through to the last eight of the 2012 edition of the CECAFA Tusker
sponsored tournament. The Cranes were drawn in a strong group at the draw conducted
on Monday. Uganda was drawn in Group A in what is easily the group of death in the
36th edition of the CECAFA Tusker sponsored challenge cup that will be played in
Uganda from 24th November to 8th December at the Mandela National Stadium Namboole.
The draw for the 29th edition of Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted by South Africa
between 19th January and 10th February is out. Ethiopia who are back after a 20-year
absence will open their campaign with a match against defending champions Zambia
on 21st January at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit. Another Group C clash pitting
Nigeria and Zambia should be a must watch.
The Somali National football team ‘Ocean stars’ on Friday flew to Kampala where
they will participate in this year’s CECAFA senior challenge cup, according to Somali
Football Federation Secretary General Abdi Qani Said Arab.
Elman Football Club who are the winners of Somalia’s 2012 division A football tournament
have been presented the trophy at a colourful ceremony at the Safari hotel in Mogadishu
on Wednesday during which Banadir Sports club were also handed the General Da’ud
cup trophy for the year 2012. A minute of silence was observed in the remembrance
of former SFF president Said Mahmoud Nur and former Somali NOC chief Aden Hajji
Yeberow who were killed in a suicide explosion in April this year.
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of our brother and colleague,
Mr. Abdirashid Mohamed Ibrahim, who passed away in Addis Ababa on the 3rd of November,
2012. Mr. Ibrahim was IGAD's Mediation Unit Coordinator.