For the first time in Africa, an U15’s football nations tournament will be played as CECAFA launched the junior regional tourney scheduled to kick off on August 17th.
Uganda has been placed in group B alongside Rwanda, Ethiopia & South Sudan.
Group A consists of host Eritrea, Kenya, Burundi and Somalia while group C has only three teams – Tanzania, Sudan and Djibouti.
The inaugural tournament is to help the region prepare for the Under 17 AFCON qualifiers that start early next year.
The team to represent Uganda will be selected from the players at the ongoing Odilo FUFA Football Schools Championships in Njeru.
Eritrea will host the tournament from August 17th to September 1st.
The event is to be sponsored by the FIFA Forward Programme initiative.
CECAFA under -15 Challenge Cup GROUPS
GROUP A: Eritrea, Kenya, Burundi, Somalia
GROUP B: Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, South Sudan
GROUP C: Tanzania, Sudan, Djibouti
August 17 – Uganda vs. Ethiopia
August 20 – South Sudan vs. Uganda
August 25 – Uganda vs. Rwanda