By Ernest Ndunda in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania
East and Central Africa Football Associations, Cecafa’s Kagame Club Cup Championships kicks off this afternoon in Dar-es-Salaam.
The two-week championship, which has brought together 11 clubs, will be at the Tanzania’s National Stadium and the Azam Complex in Chimazi.
All preparations have been finalised, according to Cecafa’s Secretary General, Nicholas Musonye.
Kenya’s representatives Tusker FC are expected in Dar-es-Salaam today ready for the battle.
There will be two matches this afternoon with the match between Rwanda’s APR and newcomers El Salam Wau of the newly-born African country, South Sudan, officially opening the tournament at 2pm.
The South Sudan team are excited as they prepare to meet the member club champions.
El Salaam Wau are optimistic of making inroads in the tournament and coach Sebit Bol Chol said he would not take things for granted.
The police-owned team are from Bahar al Gazar Province and train at the 15,000 capacity stadium in Wau city.
The team are grouped in one of the toughest groups together with the title holders Yanga, APR and Atletico.
The second match, which is expected to be full of fireworks, pits the defending champions Young Africans (Yanga) and Atletico of Burundi at 4pm.