The Young Stars of South Sudan have been placed in Group C ahead of the forthcoming CECAFA U23 Challenge Cup scheduled for July 17th, 2021 in Bahir Dar Ethiopia.
South Sudan will face off against fellow East African counterpart Emerging Stars of Kenya and Djibouti in Group C
Group A comprises 2019 Cup winners Uganda, Tanzania and tournament guest team Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
While group B consists of host Ethiopia, Burundi, and Eritrea.
The top teams in each of the three groups will proceed to the tournament’s semi-finals, alongside one best runner up.
The Young Stars of South Sudan who started training 10 days ago under the leadership of Head Coach Simon James Yor are expected to depart for Ethiopia on Friday 16th July 2021. The team have going through a series of intensive training at the Buluk Training Center.
CECAFA U23 CHALLENGE CUP-GROUPS:
*Group A: Uganda, Tanzania, DR Congo
*Group B: Ethiopia (hosts), Burundi, Eritrea
*Group C: Djibouti, South Sudan, Kenya
CECAFA U-23 CHALLENGE CUP-FIXTURES: