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Volume 6 No. 217

Events and Attractions

Federation of Uganda Football Associations said that it plans to "garner regional support to jointly host the coveted" African Cup of Nations tournament in '19, according to XINHUA. FUFA VP Mujib Kasule said that it is going to use the forthcoming 2012 Council for East and Central African Football Associations Senior Challenge Cup "to lobby for support." CECAFA defending champion Uganda will host the event Nov. 24-Dec. 6, which will "bring together national teams" from Tanzania, Rwanda, Sudan, Burundi, Eritrea, Somalia, Zanzibar and Kenya. Ethiopia and Sudan are the only two countries in the region that have hosted AFCON, "Africa's biggest showpiece." Kasule said that it is possible to host AFCON if Uganda and Kenya "jointly launch a bid" (XINHUA, 11/14).

The U.K.'s Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, home of the sailing regattas of the 2012 Olympiad, will host the 2013 Dragon World Championship Sept. 5-13 (Dragon World Championship). ... The inaugural Eden Park domestic Sevens Series kicks off Friday at the Jebel Ali Centre of Excellence and ends at Al Ain Rugby Club on Nov. 23. All of UAE Rugby’s affiliated clubs are taking part with veterans and classic teams kicking off at 10am local time on Friday and women’s and men’s teams set to play concurrently from 1pm (GULF NEWS, 11/14).