Kenya to host Cecafa Challenge Cup

Kenya will host this year's Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup.

Cecafa secretary general Nicholas Musonye told BBC Sport on Thursday that Kenyan football authorities confirmed their readiness to host the event.

East and Central Africa's annual tournament is scheduled to take place from November 24 to December 8.

During the Cecafa congress held in Kampala, Uganda, last year Rwanda and Kenya were picked as potential hosts.

But the Rwanda FA opted to host next year's event as a dress rehearsal for the 2016 CHAN competition.

The last time Kenya hosted the championship was in 2009 but attendances were depressingly low.

"We're now trying to get a big sponsor for the event and hopefully we shall have one before the end of next month," said Musonye.

Countries expected to participate include Tanzania, Zanzibar, Burundi, Eritrea, Somalia, Djibouti, Sudan, South Sudan, Burundi, Ethiopia, Rwanda, defending champions Uganda and Kenya.