Kitende, Kawempe arrived ahead of CAF African Schools championship zonal qualifiers

Kitende, Kawempe arrived ahead of CAF African Schools championship zonal qualifiers

By Emmanuel Sekago

Uganda representatives at the CAF Pan Africa schools zonal qualifiers St Marys -Kitende and Kawempe Muslim secondary school arrived safely in Nairobi, Kenya.

St Mary’s secondary school -Kitende and Somalia boys team jetted in yesterday (Friday) aboard Uganda airlines, while Burundi and Kawempe Muslim secondary school arrived on Thursday evening.

Somalia U-15 team

Yussuf Mossi, the Competitions Director of the Council of East and Central African Football Associations (CECAFA) says the Rwanda and Tanzania teams are expected to arrive on Sunday. ” The teams will train on Sunday and action kicks-off on Monday, ” added Mossi.

The schools competition to attract U-15s for both boys and girls will take place December 10-13th, 2023 at the Kasarani Annex Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya.

Mossi explained that the competition will be played on a League basis with the top two teams in the boys and girls categories facing off in the finals.

“We decided that the six teams in the boys category and the five for the girls play the League format so that they can play as many matches, ” explained Mossi.

The six nations that will participate in the Zonal qualifiers include; Kenya, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Somalia. The winners in each category will qualify to represent the Zone at the CAF African Schools Championship expected to take place in April next year.

Last year Tanzania’s Fountain Gate Dodoma Secondary School and Royal Giant High School (Uganda) emerged winners in the girls and boys categories respectively in the Zonal qualifiers held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Fountain Gate Dodoma Secondary School went on to win the Girls category at the CAF African Schools Championship held in Durban, South Africa in April this year.

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