Kenya U15s begin CECAFA Cup hunt against Somalia


Kenya U15s begin CECAFA Cup hunt against Somalia
The Kenya U15 National team head coach Sagar Lakhani instructs his charges during training session at Wadi Degla Club in Runda on August 12, 2019. Kenya is preparing ahead of their upcoming CECAFA U15 Championships set to kick off on August 16, 2019 in Eritrea. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • The Kenya U15 national team will take on Somalia in the opening match of the CECAFA U15 Championships on Friday at 2pm (EAT) in Eritrea
  • The tournament witnessed the withdrawal of Djibouti earlier in the week and has been reorganized into two groups with five teams each

The Kenya U15 national team will take on Somalia in the opening match of the CECAFA U15 Championships on Friday at 2pm (EAT) in Eritrea.

The tournament witnessed the withdrawal of Djibouti earlier in the week and has been reorganized into two groups with five teams each.

Kenya had initially been pooled in Group A alongside Burundi, Somalia and hosts Eritrea. Group B comprised of Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, and South Sudan, while Tanzania, Sudan, and Djibouti made up Group C.

Following the reorganized draw, Group A will comprise of Kenya, Sudan, Burundi, Somalia and hosts Eritrea while Group B now has Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, and South Sudan.

It is now all systems go for the opener, which will pit the FKF Center of Excellence against Somalia.

The Junior Stars will next face Sudan in matchday 2 on Sunday, then Burundi on Tuesday next week before winding up their campaign against hosts Eritrea on Thursday, August 22, 2019.

The top two teams from each group will automatically qualify to the semis, set to be played on August 28, while the final has been scheduled for August 30, 2019, in Asmara.

-Report by FKF

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