The Bright Stars U-20 has been pooled with Somalia and Burundi in Group C of the upcoming Cecafa U-20 tournament scheduled for Uganda, running from 21st September to 5th October, 2019.
This will be South Sudan’s inaugural appearance in the tournament last hosted in 2010, Uganda being crowned Champions.
Somalia is one of the finest sides in the region after making to the finals of U-17 competition last year, eliminating Uganda in the semi-finals, only to lose 2-0 to Tanzania in the finals.
Some of the U-17 players, will be part of the team that Bright Stars U-20 will meet during their group stage encounter on 26th September, 2019 at FUFA Technical Center, Njeru.
Two teams are expected to progress from Group C and three each from the remaining two groups (A & B) for the quarterfinals.
Group A: Uganda, Sudan, Djibouti and Eritrea
Group B: Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zanzibar
Group C: South Sudan, Somalia and Burundi
Full group fixtures
Sat 21st: Sudan Vs Djibouti @ 2pm, Peace Stadium, Gulu
Uganda Vs Eritrea @ 4pm, Peace Stadium, Gulu
Sun 22nd: Kenya Vs Zanzibar @ 2pm, FUFA TC, Njeru
Ethiopia Vs Tanzania @ 4pm, FUFA TC, Njeru
Mon 23rd: Burundi Vs South Sudan @ 2pm, FUFA TC, Njeru
Eritrea Vs Sudan @ 2pm, Peace Stadium, Gulu
Djibouti Vs Uganda @ 4pm, Peace Stadium
Tue 24th: Ethiopia Vs Zanzibar @ 2pm, FUFA TC, Njeru
Kenya Vs Tanzania @ 4pm, FUFA TC, Njeru
We 25th: Somalia Vs Burundi @ 4pm, FUFA TC, Njeru
Eritrea Vs Djibouti @ 2pm, Peace Stadium, Gulu
Uganda Vs Sudan @ 4pm, Peace Stadium, Gulu
Thur 26th: South South Vs Somalia @ TBC, FUFA TC, Njeru
Zanzibar Vs Tanzania @ TBC, FUFA TC, Njeru Kenya Vs Ethiopia @ TBC, FUFA T