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SportClubs commence city cup competition in pre-season matches

Clubs commence city cup competition in pre-season matches

Ugandan KCCA invited in city cup

The Addis Ababa City Cup tournament, which is organized by the Addis Ababa Football Federation and is hosted annually during the preseason of the Ethiopian Premier League, is scheduled to take place from October 8-23, 2016.    

Six city clubs and two invited clubs will take part in the tournament. Adama City FC from out of Addis Ababa and Ugandan Super League reigning champions KCCA FC have been invited to take part in the two week Addis Ababa City Cup.

KCCA is placed in the same group with Ethiopian giants and 13-time Ethiopian Premier League champions Saint George. The Horsemen are also grouped with EPL rivals Electric and Defense. The Ethiopian champions will start the tournament playing Electric while Defense will face KCCA in the afternoon fixture. Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE), Dedebit FC, Adama City and Addis Ababa City are grouped in B.

The Addis Ababa Football Federation (AAFF) announced that all matches will be played at Addis Ababa National Stadium.

Meanwhile, the 2016/17 EPL season is scheduled to commence on October 30, 2016. As a preseason preparation, the other tournament is the Castle South Cup a.k.a. the Debub Cup.

The Castle South Cup tournament includes Woliata Dicha FC, Sidama Coffee FC, Hawassa City FC, Arba Minch City FC. Invited clubs are Ethiopia Coffee FC, Dire Dawa City FC and newly promoted Fasil City FC.

KCCA FC is a Ugandan football club from Kampala, the largest city and capital of Uganda. Kampla City Council, which was rebranded to Kampala Capital City Authority and the club title, has been changed accordingly.

The Horsemen have so far won the Addis Ababa City Tournament four times. The other Addia Ababa-based football club, Ethiopian Coffee has managed to win the tournament three times.

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