Ethiopia have stepped in to replace Rwanda as hosts of November’s east and central Africa’s regional championship, the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup
but have withdrawn as they preparing to host the African Nations Championship (CHAN), next January.
The tournament had to be cancelled last year after Ethiopia’s decision they could not hosting the event.
“We’ll have dates and more details soon, as now we’re starting to prepare,” Ethiopia FA president Junedin Basha said.
Ethiopia last hosted the regional event in 2006 when Sudan beat guest side Zambia in the final.
having won on home soil in 2013 and are now coached by Scotsman Bobby Williamson, who won the trophy twice with Uganda.
Uganda has won the trophy a record 13 times, while Kenya have six titles, Sudan and Tanzania have been victorious three times each.
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