Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Confederation of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) will honour regional football legends on its 75th anniversary to be marked 29 November in Mwanza, Tanzania.
CECAFA secretary-general Nicholas Musonye said here Friday the award ceremony will precede this year's East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup championship in Tanzania.
Among personalities to be decorated is Rwandan President Paul Kagame who will receive the Distinguished Honours Award for his contribution to CECAFA events and the development of sports in the East African region.
President Kagame is a key sponsor of the regional club tournament which has since been renamed Kagame Club Championship.
Others are Federation of Uganda Football Associations president and retired international player Dennis Obua, former Kenya national team manager Joe Kadenge and Confederation of African Football (CAF) technical committee member Mengistu Worku of Ethiopia.
Lso on the list of honours are former CECAFA president Tesfaye Gebreyesus (Ethiopia), retired Sudanese international goalkeeper Hamid Breima, Zanzibar's Said Ali, current CECAFA president Farah Addo of Somalia and Tanzania's Mathias Kissa.
"The selection was based on the individuals' contribution both on and off the pitch," said Musonye.
In the meantime, 10 teams are set for the East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup Championship set for 30 November-15 December in the Tanzanian cities of Arusha and Mwanza.
Also, six teams have confirmed participation in the regional Kagame Club Championship to be played January 2003 in Kampala.
They are defending champions Simba Sports Club of Tanzania, AC Nakuru (Kenya), Rayon Sport (Rwanda), St Georges (Ethiopia), El-Merreikh (Sudan) and Elman (Somalia).