[dehai-news] (NV) Eritrea to participate in Africa Military Football Championship

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From: Biniam Haile \(SWE\) (eritrea.lave@comhem.se)
Date: Wed Jul 06 2005 - 15:50:44 EDT

Uganda: Country Has Eyes on World Military Cup

Samson Opus and Norman Katende

8 December 2008
Kampala - UGANDA will earn a berth to the World Military Cup if they
finish among the top three teams in the on-going Africa Military
Football Championship (CAMFOOT).
The 2011 World Military Cup will be held in Brazil.
Uganda qualified for Thursday's semi-final after leading group A.
Ugandan representatives UPDF who beat Guinea 3-1 last Monday and drew
with Kenya 0-0 on Sunday face group B runners up that will be decided
between Algeria and Gabon today.
Kenya takes on group B leaders Cameroon in the other semi-final.
"This tournament is largely meant to promote unity and brotherhood in
African armed forces. But there is a lot more at stake," said
Organisation for African Military Sport (OSMA) secretary general Lt.
Col. Abdullahi Maikono from Nigeria.
Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) and
sponsors GTV will handover air tickets this week to the nine teams
flying to Kampala for the senior Challenge Cup.
The annual tournament involving the regional countries is due to start
December 31 at Bugembe, Nakivubo and Namboole stadiums.
GTV will provide national teams air tickets and also cater for the
contingents accommodation and transport in the sh997m five-year
sponsorship package.
Save for Ethiopia, that is currently serving a FIFA suspension, other
regional countries Zanzibar, Somalia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Eritrea,
Djibouti, Sudan, Kenya, Burundi and host Uganda will compete for the
annual crown.
Sudan is the defending champion.
"Everything is going on well. GTV are shopping around for another
sponsor and hopefully, he will be announced next week," said CECAFA
secretary general Nicholas Musonye.
Uganda is in Group A that has Zanzibar, Somalia, Rwanda and Tanzania,
while group B has Eritrea, Djibouti, Sudan, Kenya and Burundi.
Gambia v Algeria
South Africa v Cameroon

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