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CECAFA Set To Conduct U-23 Challenge Cup Group Draw

Auka Geche CEO (L) sitting alongside Wallace Karia (R) the CECAFA President

The Council of East and Central African Football Associations (CECAFA) has confirmed that they will conduct the draw for the U-23 Challenge Cup on Friday June 25th.

Auka Gacheo, the CECAFA Executive Director confirmed to members that the draw will be conducted on zoom on Friday.

The regional tournament will be played in the Ethiopian town of Bahir Dar between July 3-18th.

According to the regulations the U-23 players who will be allowed to play in the tournament must have been born on or after 1st, January, 1998 and the lower limit must be at least 18 years by the end of the calendar year in which the competition is played. Each team will also be allowed to field three over age players at the tournament which opens the CECAFA calendar.

By Tuesday all the CECAFA members except Rwanda and Somalia had confirmed participation. But the Rwanda Football Association (FERWAFA) Secretary General, Regis Uwayezu told Cecafaonline.com on Tuesday night that they will confirm by June 23rd.

In 2019 hosts Uganda emerged champions of the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup. This year CECAFA members decided the Challenge Cup is played between the U-23 teams.

Teams that have confirmed participation

Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Kenya, DR Congo

Sources: https://www.cecafaonline.com/

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