The Central and East Africa Football Association secretariat has appointed South Sudan CAF and FIFA referee Malong Ring Nyier to officiate on the upcoming 2021 CECAFA Under-23 Challenge Cup tournament in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.
This year Malong will be the only official appointed for the most followed regional tournament which is under the stewardship of the Chief Executive Mr.
Malong will join other Eight referees which include Ronald Madanda (Uganda), Yannick Malala Kabanga (Democratic Republic of Congo), Thiery Nkurunziza (Burundi), Saddam Houssein (Djibouti), Tsegay Mogos Teklu (Eritrea), Haileyasus Bezezu (Ethiopia), Dickens Mimisa Myangorwa (Kenya) and Ramadhan Kayoko (Tanzania).
The team will be assisted by assistant referees from among the participating countries which include; Thiery Kakunze (Burundi), Ronald Katenya (Uganda), Rachid Wais (Djibouti), Micahel Gebru Eyobiel (Eritrea), Fasika Biru Yehualashet (Ethiopia), Stephen Yiembe Eliezah (Kenya), and Kassim Mpanga from Tanzania.
Meanwhile Djibouti’s Ali Abdo Mohammed is as assessor, Ethiopian Hailemelak Tesema is the fitness instructor as another Ethiopian, Begashew Luleseged is the general coordinator.
The 2021 CECAFA U-23 tournament officially kicks off on Sunday, 18th July 2021 with a doubleheader.
The South Sudan Young Stars team will face off the Emerging Stars of Kenya on 22nd July 2021 before finalizing their group C match aganist Djibouti on 25th July 2021.
The tournament will wind down on 31st July 2021. This year, the CECAFA challenge cup will be played by players U-23 of age with a provision of three senior players. Each of the nine participating countries according to CECAFA will have to pay $ 20,000 participation fees. The South Sudan Football Association Secretary General Mr. Victor Lwarance Lual earlier on conformed to this website that the FA has indeed paid the 20,000 USD
Solomon Gebreyessus (Ethiopia) and Aimable Habimana (Burundi
Ring Malong (South Sudan)
Ronald Madanda (Uganda)
Yannick Malala Kabanga (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Thiery Nkurunziza (Burundi)
Saddam Houssein (Djibouti)
Tsegay Mogos Teklu (Eritrea)
Haileyasus Bezezu (Ethiopia)
Dickens Mimisa Myangorwa (Kenya)
Ramadhan Kayoko (Tanzania)
Ronald Katenya (Uganda)
Thierry Kakunze (Burundi)
Rachid Wais (Djibouti)
Michael Gebru Eyobiel (Eritrea)
Fasika Biru Yehualashet (Ethiopia)
Stephen Yiembe Eliezah (Kenya)
Kassim Mpanga (Tanzania)
Instructors and Assessors:
Assessor: Ali Abdo Mohammed (Djibouti)
Fitness Instructor: Hailemelak Tesema (Ethiopia)
General Coordinator: Begashew Luleseged (Ethiopia)
CECAFA U-23 Challenge Cup 2021: (July 18-31) – Bahir Dar, Ethiopia:
Group A: Uganda, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Group B: Ethiopia, Burundi, Eritrea
Group C: Djibouti, South Sudan, Kenya