CECAFA member states to draw valuable lesson from Eritrea’s preparations: Participants

National team participants of the CECAFA Cup under 20 say that member states have valuable lessons to draw from Eritrea’s excellent organization of the major regional tournament being held for the first time in the country.  Asmara, 17 August 2010 - National team participants of the CECAFA Cup under 20 say that member states have valuable lessons to draw from Eritrea’s excellent organization of the major regional tournament being held for the first time in the country. 

The main coach of the Somali national soccer team, Mr. Awel Ismael Mohammed stated that the show staged at the opening ceremony by Eritrean artists was quite amazing that fully attests to the theme of the tournament and Eritrea’s vision. 

Mr. Ibrahim Ahmed, player of the Somali national soccer team, said on his part that such a colorful ceremony is rarely witnessed elsewhere, and expressed deep impression with the  hospitality of the Eritrean people. 

Likewise, the Tanzanian national team coach, Mr. Rodrigo Stockler, explained that he participated in similar CECAFA Cup tournaments in a number of countries, and that none of these matches Eritrea’s excellent preparations and impressive opening ceremony. He further noted that he was able to understand that the Eritrean people have high sports spirit. 

Similarly, Mr. Ahmed Muguya, who arrived here heading the Tanzanian sport group, stated that Eritrea’s preparations for hosting the CECAFA Cup in a colorful manner constitute pride to the African continent. There exist rich potentials and competence in Eritrea, he added.