This years CECAFA Kagame cup has attracted 16 participants which is a record attendance with football powerhouses Zesco United (Zambia ) ,TP Mazembe (DRC and AS Vita Club (DRC) confirming attendance .
The tournament which will run from 6th July to 21st July promises to be fireworks with defending champions Azam FC (Tanzania ) promising to win it for a second time in a row
Hosts Rwanda will have three teams in local league champions Rayon Sports ,APR and Mukura Victory .
Kenya’s Gor Mahia who were suspended in the last edition after they boycotted picking up their second runners up medals could make a comeback if their suspension is rescinded.
Simba is the most successful club with six titles in a tournament which began in 1968 with inaugural winner being AFC leopards .Leopards ,Yanga and Tusker have five titles each with Gor Mahia ,APR and SC Villa and All Merreikh all having four titles each .
The winner of the annual tournament will walk home with prize money worth U$D 30,000. Clubs which win their domestic leagues in the region book an automatic ticket to the tournament.