FIFA meet Somalia FF
The Somalia FA has revealed that FIFA has approved two main development projects for the country, Somalia Football Federation (SFF) Secretary General, Abdi Qani Said Arab, announced in a press statement issued at the SFF headquarters in Mogadishu on Friday.
“This year FIFA has approved another artificial turf project for Somalia which will be fitted with the Somali University Stadium,” Arab said in his press statement.
Arab said the facility is an open ground that hosted many competitions and in a bid to make it an international standard stadium, the Somali FA requested FIFA to help.
APR vs. Merreik Al Fashir
Uganda League champions Express FC return to action today against Rwandese giants Rayon Sport FC in a match they have to win or pick a point to create chances of advancing to the knockout stage of this year’s Cecafa-Kagame Club Championship.
Express played to a goalless draw against Djibouti’s Ports FC in their group ‘B’ opening match as Rayon Sport also all drew 3-3 with Electric FC, a guest club from Chad.
The Ugandan side created many chances at the goal mouth but on many occasions shot off target. Coach Wasswa Bbosa has however promised ‘a better approach’ to today’s game.
El-Merreikh Fasher vs. Vital'O
Former Cranes winger Joseph Kabagambe started on bench until the 43rd minute of the first half when Coach Moshen Osman handed him a chance but could not still help his El-Merreikh Fasher club win its first fixture in the ongoing Cecafa-Kagame club championship on Wednesday afternoon.
El-Merreikh, the home club residing in El-Fasher City played a classic game but Burundi’s Vital'O FC held onto their early goal to take the day’s win.
Vital'O scored its lone goal in the 5th minute through Damour Nkurunziza. Kabagambe was however pivotal in this game with brilliant crosses from the right frank and on two occasions, he got close earning his club an equalizer.
Defending champions Young Africans (Yanga) will begin the defence of their Cecafa Kagame Club Championship title against Uganda's Express FC after the two sides were drawn together in Group C.
The Tanzanian league champions will be based in South Darfur and will also face Express, Ports of Djibouti and Vital'O.
Elsewhere in the draw, which was made on Tuesday at the Corinthia Hotel in Khartoum, Merriekh El Fasher, APR, Elman and Simba SC were pooled together in Group A, which will also be based in Darfur.
The other group matches in the 18 June to 2 July tournament will be played in South Kordofan.
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.