Kenya to face Somalia, Eritrea in CECAFA Under-15 tourney


CECAFA secretary General Nicholas Musonye revealed the Kagame Cup which was earlier scheduled for Dar ...
CECAFA secretary General Nicholas Musonye revealed the Kagame Cup which was earlier scheduled for Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in June will be held in December, and hosted in Kenya.Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • The national football Under-15 side has been placed in Pool A alongside Somalia, Eritrea and Burundi in the inaugural CECAFA Boys Challenge Cup following the draws published Tuesday.

  • Eritrea will host the 11-team regional tournament from August 16 to  September 1 where the top three teams in Pools A and B will qualify for the quarter-finals.

The national football Under-15 side has been placed in Pool A alongside Somalia, Eritrea and Burundi in the inaugural CECAFA Boys Challenge Cup following the draws published Tuesday.

Eritrea will host the 11-team regional tournament from August 16 to  September 1 where the top three teams in Pools A and B will qualify for the quarter-finals.

Pool C, which has three teams including Tanzania, Sudan and Djibouti, will produce only two teams to join those in pool A and either Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia and South Sudan in Pool B.

Kenya will kick off her questagainst Somalia on August 16 after which they face Burundi on August 19 before wrapping up the group stages on August 23 against Eritrea.

Hosts Eritrea last staged a Cecafa tournament in 2010 on the occasion of the Under-20 Challenge Cup. The new tournament, to be sponsored by the “Fifa Forward Programme” initiative, will be the first under-15 tournament to be staged in Africa.

Kenya will kick off the under I5 challenge cup against Somalia on August 16 after which they face Burundi on August 19 before they wrap up the group stages on August 23 against Eritrea.

GROUP A

KENYA

ERITREA

BURUNDI

SOMALI

GROUP B

UGANDA

RWANDA

ETHIOPIA

SUDAN

GROUP C

TANZANIA

SUDAN

DJIBOUTI

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

KENYA VS SOMALIA (1400HRS)

MONDAY, AUGUST 19

BURUNDI VS KENYA (1400HRS)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

ERITREA VS KENYA (1630HRS)

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