South Sudan representatives in the 2021 CAF Women’s Champions League 2021 Yei Joint Stars have been pooled in group B of the CECAFA Women’s Champions League qualifiers with games starting on August 28th at the Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya.
The mini draw was conducted on Friday by the CECAFA Executive Director, Auka Gecheo which shows the Djibouti team FAD FC drawn in Group A alongside Lady Doves (Uganda), PVP FC (Burundi) and Simba Queens (Tanzania).
While completing the group B set up is Kenya’s Vihiga Queens FC, Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (Ethiopia), and New Generations (Zanzibar).
The South Sudan Women’s Premier League champions Yei Joint Stars will be in action on August 29th against New Generations FC, while Commercial Bank of Ethiopia face Vihiga Queens the same day.
Yei Joint Stars on Thursday lost to the South Sudan National Senior team by 4-0 in a practising match played at the Buluk Training Center, the team has 13 players being called up into the national team ahead of the COSAFA Women’s Championship 2021.
The group matches will end on September 3rd, before the semi-finals are played on September 6th and final three days later.
“We are very hopeful that this will be a very competitive tournament as we get the best team to represent the zone in the inaugural TotalEnergies Women’s Champions League final to take place in Egypt,” said Yusuf Mossi, the CECAFA Competitions Director.
The winner from the CECAFA qualifiers will join the other seven to battle in the 2021 TotalEnergies Women’s Champions League to be held in Egypt.
Group A: Lady Dove FC (Uganda), PVP FC (Burundi), Simba Queens (Tanzania), FAD FC (Djibouti)
Group B: Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (Ethiopia), Yei Joint Stars (South Sudan), Vihiga Queens (Kenya)