By James Waindi
Kenyaâs Nicholas Musonye was also endorsed to continue serving as the Secretary General.
"We are delighted that we will be hosting Cecafa. All the more reason for us to move with speed together with Kisumu Municipal Council to refurbish Moi Stadium," Nyamweya said.
The first match this afternoon will be between Burundi and Somalia from 2pm and it will be followed by a clash between 11 times winners Uganda against Zanzibar.
Burundi have never won the regional tournament since its introduction and will be keen to make an impact at this yearâs event and are well aware that a win against Somalia in the opening match would be good start to their campaign.
Kenyan tactician Alfred Imonje who is coaching Somalia, will, however be in no mood of losing the match as he seeks to register his first win in his new job after being bundled out of the 2014 World Cup qualifier by their neighbours Ethiopia, through a 5-0 aggregate loss.
Tournament favourites Uganda who have won the event a record 11 times will be keen to increase the tally as they open their campaign against a stubborn Zanzibar side, which enjoys the services of top players in the Tanzanian league.