The Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (Cecafa) has confirmed that the once-troubled Darfur region in western Sudan will host the 2013 Cecafa Club Championships next month.
The football body said that Democratic Republic of Congo side St. Eloi Lupopo will take part in the event.
Cecafa Secretary General Nicholas Musonye also told BBC Sport that "a team from Eritrea is yet to confirm".
Musonye said that Darfur is 90% ready to host the event, but for only two of the three groups.
"Two football stadiums in Al Fashir - Al Nuggaa [capacity 15,000] and Al Fashir [45,000] - were of impressive quality and so were hotel accommodations and transport," he said.
Defending champions Young Africans of Tanzania Mainland looked better than in their previous games when beating Rwanda’s APR 2-0 in Cecafa Kagame Club Cup action at the National Stadium on Friday.
In the other match of the day, Uganda Revenue Authority beat AS Port of Djibouti 3-1.
Preliminary round matches of the 12-team competition -- one guest team and the rest from the Cecafa [Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations] -- will end on Saturday with the qualifiers of the three-team Group ‘B’ being decided.
Ports vs. Simba
Wasteful Simba returned to winning form after thumping Ports of Djibouti 3-0 during their Kagame Cup Group A match at the National Stadium yesterday.
The victory means Milovan Cirkovic's boys stand a better chance of advancing to the quarterfinals that will kick off on Monday.
The Djibouti side has a mathematical chance to reach the quarterfinals, but will have to record a big margin win over URA and pray for Simba to lose their final group match against AS Vita of DR Congo.
In an earlier fixture, URA kept their winning run going after thrashing the Congolese outfit 3-1 in an exciting match to book their place in the quarterfinals.
Simba vs. URA
Feni Ali brace was enough to give the Ugandan side a deserved win over 2011 finalists Simba in an entertaining match at the 60,000-seater stadium, a day after another Tanzanian side and defending champions Yanga fell by the same margin to Atletico of Burundi.
Meanwhile, Azam FC launched their Kagame Cup debut with a 1-1 draw against Zanzibar envoy Mafunzo in a group B encounter at the Chamazi Stadium in the city yesterday, while Vita Club of Congo demolished Port of Djibouti 7-0 in the early kick-off staged at the same venue.
The Simba-URA game started at a cracking pace with both sides to draw the first blood and succeeded in creating several half chances that none of the two teams could translate into goals.