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Tanzania and Rwanda to host junior AFCON qualifiers

FOOTBALL By Rodgers Eshitemi | October 17th 2020
Initially, there were doubts about whether the qualifiers would be played owing to the coronavirus. [Photo: Courtesy]

Kenya and their perennial rivals Uganda are among the 10 teams that have confirmed their participation in the upcoming Cecafa U17 and U20 AFCON Qualifiers to be held in Tanzania and Rwanda respectively.

The U17 competition slated for November 22-December 6 will be the first regional tournament in the post-Covid-19 football return formula and the first tournament since Auka Gecheo assumed the role of Executive Director in March.

The junior tournament will be followed by the U20 competition scheduled for December 13-28.

Other member states that will feature in both tournaments to be pooled into two groups include hosts Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti.

The decision to kick start football activities in the region was reached during Cecafa's Executive Committee meeting in Arusha on October 10.

According to Cecafa all participating teams will cater for their Covid-19 testing related costs. 

Cecafa Executive Director Auka Gacheo. [File, Standard]
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