Watch out for Cecafa underdogs
The Cecafa Kagame Cup entered day four with a lot of action and 29 goals scored in the exciting regional tournament being held in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
It’s been surprises galore with underdogs upsetting the form book with deserved wins. In recent years teams like Tanzanian giants Yanga and Simba have been characterised as teams that ooze power and authority more than grace or artistry but this record was put in check against unknown teams like Atletico of Rwanda and URA of Uganda.
The emergence of the small teams in this year’s Cecafa has provided the organisers with a quandary over future invites. The results are loaded with implications yet the most important one for the fans is that the small teams have finally found the way to ignite their hopes of claiming the coveted Cecafa Kagame Cup title.
For new invites, like Wau Salaam of new nation South Sudan, this has been the best learning process.
On the other hand, teams like URA, Atletico, Vita Club and Mafunzo have been very impressive, with players who have managed to mesmerise the crowds and attract scouts.
Needless to say, the fans in Dar Es Salaam have been more than amazing, with the 60 000-seat National Stadium getting more action every day.
The Cecafa Kagame Cup is proving that players of certain persuasions are becoming a premium commodity on the markets across Africa.
Everyone is enjoying the eye-catching exploits at this year’s Kagame Cup as we all wait to see who will taste sweet success in the finals on July 28.
The organisers have so far done a superb job and the broadcasters, SuperSport, have ensured all the fans across Africa are glued to their seats at home as we all catch up with the dramatically different fashion of football in East and Central Africa.
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