About Us   Jobs   Contact Us      


 
Google  

Cameroon Team Jets in Uganda for Africa Military Football Cup
    2008-11-28 23:23:33     Xinhua

Cameroon army team jetted in the East African country of Ugandan on Thursday to defend the Africa Military Football Cup (CAMFOOT) that kicks off in Kampala next week.

The 28-men Western African team, led by Lt. Col. Thomas Claude Embiid, was received by Uganda People's Defense Force (UPDF) spokesman Maj. Paddy Ankunda at Entebbe International Airport.

The 7th CAMFOOT tournament that will involve eight countries is scheduled to run December 1-13. Other teams expected include Gabon, South Africa, Algeria, Gambia and Guinea from the other zones, said state-owned New Vision daily on Friday.

By virtue of being hosts, Uganda will field a team. Either Kenya or Burundi will represent the East Africa region following the withdrawal of zone champions Rwanda.

City Tyres has boosted UPDF's preparations with a sponsorship package worth 25 million Ugndan shillings (about 15,000 U.S. dollars). The company also provided medals, trophies and balls for the two-week event at Namboole and Nakivubo stadium.

According to the UPDF spokesman, the eight-team tournament is expected to be preceded by the ECALO (East and Central Africa Liaison Office) assembly. During the assembly that ends of Monday, Kenya, which currently holds the ECALO chair, is to hand over to Burundi.

 
Share

               
Recommend


CRIENGLISH.com claims the copyright of all material and information produced originally by our staff. No person, organization and/or company shall reproduce, disseminate or broadcast the content in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of CRIENGLISH.com.

CRIENGLISH.com holds neither liability nor responsibility for materials attributed to any other source. Such information is provided as reportage and dissemination of information but does not necessarily reflect the opinion of or endorsement by CRI.

Also on our site
China | World
• Russian Natural Gas Supplies to Balkans Halted
• Three Israeli Soldiers Killed in Friendly Fire in Gaza
• Polanski's Lawyers Seek to Have Sex Case Dismissed
• Foreign Journalists still Not Allowed into Gaza
• US VP-elect Joe Biden to Visit Pakistan
• China Curbs Overseas Trips on Public Expense
Business | Sports | SciTech
• China Issues Long-awaited 3G Licenses
• Wahaha, Danone Start Trademark Arbitration
• GM Reports 31 Percent Sales Decline in U.S. Market
• Call for More Overseas Talents
• Bulgarian Figure Skating Champion Sentenced to 2.5 Years in Prison
• China's Mission to Mars Set for Take-off
Life | Showbiz
• A Seemingly Endless Scandal
• Asian Art Top Show Kicks off in Beijing
• Behind-the-Scene Photos of "Look for a Star"
• Universal Pictures Movies Set New B.O. Record in 2008
• Tan Dun's Deep Pool of talent
• Top 10 Shows in 2008 
Webcast  
• China Drive, Afternoon, 2009-01-07
• China Drive, Afternoon, 2009-01-06
• China Drive, Morning, 2009-01-06
• Official Property Declaration System
• India handed over evidence of Mumbai attacks to Pakistan
• EU delegation holds talks to push for a cease-fire in Gaza
• Mubarak Meets with EU Troika on Gaza Situation
• Bush says any Gaza ceasefire must stop Hamas rocket fire
 
View the Messages