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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.



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