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.
Almost all players of the Eritrean national football team, which has been taking part in the CECAFA regional football competition, have absconded in Uganda to seek asylum.
17 players and one team doctor have “vanished” leaving behind only the head coach Ngash Teklit and his assistant; trainer of the goalkeeper, Brhane; two players and two accompanying officials.
It has become the norm for Eritrean players not to return home after a tournament and as a result the Eritrean government had started forcing team players to pay a 100,000 nakfa surety before traveling abroad.