Kenya in Group ‘B’ at CECAFA U17 zonal qualification


Kenya in Group 'B' at CECAFA U17 zonal qualification
The National U23 Football team, Emerging Stars, pose for a photo after their final training session. The team has left for Uzbekistan/PHOTO/COURTESY/FKF

In Summary

  • The national under 17 football team has been clustered in Group 'B' together with Uganda, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Djibouti for the CECAFA Under-17 zonal qualification which takes place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from August 11-27
  • Only the winners of the competition earn the ticket to participate in the 2019 African Cup of Nations under- 17 finals to be staged in the Tanzanian capital

Isaac Swila in Dar, Tanzania

The national under 17 football team has been clustered in Group ‘B’ together with Uganda, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Djibouti for the CECAFA Under-17 zonal qualification which takes place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from August 11-27.

Only the winners of the competition earn the ticket to participate in the 2019 African Cup of Nations under- 17 finals to be staged in the Tanzanian capital.

By virtue of being hosts, Tanzania will automatically participate in next years showpiece where they’ll be joined by seven other nations from across the continent.

Kenya will open her campaign against South Sudan on August 14, before taking on Djibouti on August 17.

A tough battle is also expected to play out when Kenya confronts neighbours Uganda on August 19 before wrapping the group campaign against Ethiopia on August 22.

Founded in 1995, the under-17 competition is a bi-annual football competition pitting the best teams from the Caf’s six regions .

Champions Mali will be out to defend the title after claiming the honours in the 2017 .

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