Cranes team

Cranes have been placed in Group A alongside Burundi, Eritrea and Ethiopia for the 2019 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup to take place from December 7th to 19th in Uganda.

The Democratic Republic of Congo will feature in this year’s competition as guests.

DR Congo were placed in Group B against Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia in the draws conducted at the Tiffany Diamond Hotels on Sunday afternoon.

Kenya’s Harambee Stars, the defending champions have been drawn alongside Tanzania, Dibouti and Zanzibar in Group C.

There are three groups of four and the best two teams from each group and the best two losses will make it to the quarter finals.

The games will be played at Namboole stadium, StarTimes stadium in Lugogo and Technical center in Njeru.

Rwanda pulled out of the regional tournament citing lack of funds to finance the team.

The tournament will be used by the teams to prepare for the 2020 Total Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) in Cameroon.

Uganda are the record champions having won the championship on 14 occasions with the last one coming in 2015 in Ethiopia.

Group A: Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Eritrea

Group B: Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo

Group C: Kenya, Tanzania, Djibouti, Zanzibar