CECAFA Women's Championship

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CECAFA Women's Championship
Region Eastern Africa (CECAFA)
Current championsFlag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania
Most successful team(s)Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania (2 titles)
Website http://www.cecafafootball.org
Soccerball current event.svg 2018

The CECAFA Women's Championship is an association football tournament for teams from Eastern Africa organized by Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA). The next edition was scheduled for 11 to 20 September 2016. [1]


The Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations is an association of the football playing nations in mostly East Africa and a bit of Central Africa. An affiliate of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), CECAFA is the oldest sub-regional football organisation on the continent.



CECAFA members CECAFA-Map.svg
CECAFA members

The first tournament was played in Zanzibar in 1986 and won by the host team. [2] After that there was no tournament for the next thirty years. The try for reviving the women's championship in the CECAFA region had been attempted in Zanzibar for October 2007. [3] But the tournament was cancelled and never played. The next edition then was proposed for 2016. [4]

That 2016 edition was hosted by Uganda and played in Jinja. There were no other bids to host the tournament. [5] Tanzania won the championship and also Burundi were playing their first official FIFA recognized games ever. [6]

Jinja, Uganda Place in Eastern Region, Uganda

Jinja is a city in Uganda, located on the shores of Lake Victoria.

The 2019 edition was again won by Tanzania. [7]


YearHostFinalThird Place Match
WinnerScoreRunner-up3rd PlaceScore4th Place
1986 Flag of Zanzibar.svg  Zanzibar Flag of Zanzibar.svg
2016 Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda Flag of Tanzania.svg
2–1Flag of Kenya.svg
Flag of Ethiopia.svg
4–1Flag of Uganda.svg
2018 Flag of Rwanda.svg  Rwanda Flag of Tanzania.svg
Group stageFlag of Uganda.svg
Flag of Ethiopia.svg
Group stageFlag of Kenya.svg

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