|Number of teams||12|
|Most successful team(s)|
The CECAFA Cup (now the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup), is the oldest football tournament in Africa. A FIFA competition, it includes participants of football playing national teams from the East African Region.
There is an anomaly on national teams in the case of Tanzania. It fields two teams, Tanzania and Zanzibar. In 2005 and 2006, the tournament was sponsored by the Ethiopian-Saudi businessman Sheikh Mohammed Al Amoudi, and was dubbed the Al Amoudi Senior Challenge Cup.It is the successor competition of the Gossage Cup, held 37 times from 1926 until 1966, and the East and Central African Senior Challenge Cup, held 7 times between 1965 and 1971.
In August 2012, CECAFA signed a sponsorship deal worth US$450,000 with East African Breweries to have the cup renamed to the CECAFA Tusker Challenge Cup.
The Gossage Cup and Challenge Cup was contested between Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika and Zanzibar (Only in 1953 Ruanda-Urundi was competed too). The first match was played between the Kenyan and Ugandan national teams in May 1926, with Kenya winning 2–1 in a replay.Tanganyika participated since 1945 and Zanzibar since 1949. The tournament was sponsored by the soap manufacturer Gossage, owned by the British Lever Brothers. In 1967, the competition was renamed to the East and Central African Senior Challenge Cup.
With the formation of CECAFA in 1973, the tournament was renamed to the CECAFA Cup.
|Tournament not held or not officially recognised|
|Title was shared between both teams competing in the final / Match was won on a penalty shootout|
|#||Year||Host||Final||Third place play-off||Teams|
|Winner||Score||Runner-up||Third place||Score||Fourth place|
|1||1926||2–1||Only 2 teams||2|
|2||1928||4-0 or 1-0||Only 2 teams||2|
|3||1929||5-3||Only 2 teams||2|
|4||1930||5-0||Only 2 teams||2|
|5||1931||2-1||Only 2 teams||2|
|6||1932||13-1||Only 2 teams||2|
|7||1935||5-1||Only 2 teams||2|
|8||1936||3-1||Only 2 teams||2|
|9||1937||9-5||Only 2 teams||2|
|10||1938||3-1||Only 2 teams||2|
|11||1939||5-2||Only 2 teams||2|
|12||1940||6-3||Only 2 teams||2|
|13||1941||4-3||Only 2 teams||2|
|14||1942||4-3||Only 2 teams||2|
|15||1943||2-1||Only 2 teams||2|
|16||1944||2-1||Only 2 teams||2|
|17||1945||4-1||Only 3 teams||3|
|18||1946||2-1||Only 3 teams||3|
|30||1958||Round robin||Round robin||4|
|33||1961||Round robin||Round robin||4|
|34||1962||various venues||Round robin||Round robin||4|
|35||1963||Round robin||Round robin||4|
|36||1964||Round robin||Round robin||4|
|37||1965||Round robin||Round robin||4|
|38||1966||Round robin||Round robin||4|
|39/1||1967||Round robin||Round robin||4|
|40/2||1968||Round robin||Round robin||4|
|41/3||1969||Round robin||Round robin||4|
|42/4||1970||Round robin||Round robin||4|
|43/5||1971||Round robin||Round robin||4|
|73/30||2006||0–0* [O]||0–0* [P]||11|
|74/31||2007||2–2 * [Q]||2–0||11|
|78/35||2011||2–2 * [R]||1–0||12|
|79/36||2012||2–1||1–1 * [S]||12|
|80/37||2013||2–0||1–1 * [T]||12|
|81/38||2015||1–0||1–1 * [U]||12|
|82/39||2017||2–2 * [V]||2–1||9|
§ The 2014 CECAFA Cup would have been the 38th edition of the Cup. It was scheduled to take place in Ethiopia from 24 November to 9 December,
≠ The 2016 CECAFA Cup was to be the 39th edition of the annual CECAFA Cup. In September 2016, it was confirmed that Kenya would host the tournament. Originally, it was slated to be hosted in Sudan. In November 2016, Kenya announced they are not ready to host the tournament and CECAFA officials are looking to persuade Sudan to take over as hosts. In December 2016, CECAFA announced the 2016 edition of the tournament will be canceled.
FIFA A-level matches (A-level match rule). FIFA (B teams results, Ruanda-Urundi results, Rwanda results before 1978, Burundi results before 1972, All of Zanzibar results, Kenya results before 1960, Uganda results before 1960 and Tanzania results before 1964) are not counted as A-level match (All of them are unofficial before membership in FIFA). But this table consist of all matches.
|Totals (12 nations)||83||82||80||245|
The Ethiopia national football team, nicknamed Walias, after the Walia ibex, represents Ethiopia in men's international football and is controlled by the Ethiopian Football Federation, the governing body for football in Ethiopia. The team has been representing Ethiopia in regional, continental, and international competitions since its founding in 1943. The Walias play their home games at Addis Ababa Stadium located in the capital city of Addis Ababa. They are currently ranked 150th in the world according to the FIFA World Rankings and 44th in CAF.
The 2009 CECAFA U-17 Championship was the 2nd edition of the CECAFA U-17 Championship organized bt CECAFA (Council of East and Central Africa Football Association. The second edition of the CEFAFA U-17 Championship, all games were originally to be played in Nairobi, Kenya but have since been moved to Sudan. due to financial reasons, the Sudanese FA and El Merreikh Investment Group have agreed to sponsor the tournament.
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The 2012 CECAFA Cup was the 36th edition of the annual CECAFA Cup, an international football competition consisting of national teams of member nations of the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA). The tournament, which was held in Uganda from 24 November to 8 December, saw South Sudan participate in their first international football tournament. Hosts Uganda beat Kenya in the final to extend their record to 13 titles.
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The 2006 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup, sometimes called the Al Amoudi Senior Challenge Cup due to being sponsored by Ethiopian millionaire Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi, was the 30th edition of the international football tournament, which involved teams from Southern and Central Africa. The matches were all played in Addis Ababa from 25 November to 10 December. It was competed between the same teams as the previous tournament, except for Eritrea, who did not enter due to their long-running clash with Ethiopia regarding borders, and Kenya, the five-time champions, were serving a ban which was issued on 18 October 2006, which was then an indefinite from international football by the decree of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, or FIFA; this after Kenya "regularly violated or ignored" "Fifa's statutes, regulations and decisions". Malawi and Zambia joined the tournament after being invited, and competed as guest teams as they were from the federation Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA), whereas the rest of the teams were from the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA). The reasoning behind their invitation was that it would "boost the competitiveness of this year's tournament". The defending champions, Ethiopia, were knocked out in the quarter-finals after coming second in their group, and Sudan claimed their second title despite being beaten by Zambia, as Zambia were guests.
The 1973 CECAFA Cup was the inaugural edition of the CECAFA Cup, and was held in Uganda. The CECAFA Cup is considered Africa's oldest football tournament, and involves teams from Central and Southern Africa. The matches in the 1973 tournament were played from 22 September 1973 until 29 September 1973. The tournament was originally the Gossage Cup, contested by the four nations of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zanzibar, running from 1929 until 1965. In 1967, this became the East and Central African Senior Challenge Cup, often shortened to simply the Challenge Cup, which was competed for five years, until 1971, before the CECAFA Cup was introduced in 1973. Uganda, the hosts, won the Cup, beating Tanzania 2–1 in the final. The tournament lacked a third-place play-off, so the runners-up in the group stages, Kenya and Zambia, shared third place. After Uganda and Zambia drew in the group stages with the same number of points, goals conceded and goals scored, a play-off occurred, which Uganda won. The tournament has been expanded, and the modern-day tournament consists of 12 different teams.
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The following article contains statistics for the 2013 CECAFA Cup, which took place in Kenya from 27 November to 12 December 2013. Goals scored from penalty shoot-outs are not counted.
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