It will not be business as usual in the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup which Kenya shall host on November 25-December 9 after a North African team was invited as one of the two guests for the first time ever in the history of the regional event.
The Mediterranean Knights of Libya and Zimbabwe’s Warriors are the guest teams who will be among 12 teams in the championships to be held at three venues; Bukhungu in Kakamega, Mumias Complex and Moi Stadium in Kisumu.
Moi International Sports Centre (MISC) Kasarani and Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos have been put on standby to host some of the matches due to the unpredictable rain patterns in Nyanza, Western and Rift Valley regions.
During the launch of the tournament in Nairobi yesterday, Cecafa Secretary Nicholas Musonye said the two teams have confirmed their participation in the tournament that Kenya will be hosting for the second time within a space of two years.
The incorporation of Libya is a deviation from norm in which Cecafa traditionally invites team that were earlier affiliated to the regional body before decamping to Confederation of Southern Africa Football Association, including Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.