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SBD Global/June 14, 2013/International FootballPrint All
The Council for East and Central African FAs (CECAFA) "has replaced the three teams that pulled out of the forthcoming CECAFA Kagame Club Championship in Sudan," according to Andrew Jackson Oryada of the BBC. Kenyan champions Tusker FC and two Tanzanian sides, Simba and defending champions Young Africans, "indicated last week that they had pulled out because they are concerned about security in the host states of Durfur and South Kordofan." CECAFA Secretary General Nicholas Musonye said that football club Uganda Revenue Authority, Rayon Sport of Rwanda and Elect Sport of Chad "will replace the teams that pulled out" (BBC, 6/13).
Swedish fourth-tier side Syrianska Kerburan has taken the unusual step of reporting itself "to police over suspicions of match-fixing" (REUTERS, 6/13). ... Philippine football chiefs said that "they had filed a complaint with FIFA about 'physical and racist abuse' suffered by Filipino players and fans during a recent game in Hong Kong" (AFP, 6/13). ... The Togolese Football Federation said that "Togolese players Alayxis Romao and Jonathan Ayite have ruled themselves out of a World Cup qualifier against Libya in Tripoli out of fears for their safety" (AFP, 6/13).