By Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban
Eritrea is hosting ten other countries for the Council for East and Central African Football Associations, CECAFA, under 15 championships.
The tournament kicked off today, August 16 and is expected to end in early September. Whiles it will be the first major tournament Eritrea will be hosting, there is history being made by the Ethiopian lads in town for the competition.
They will be the first Ethiopian team to play in Asmara in over two decades. They get the feat after a friendly match planned for Asmara between the two senior sides failed to hold last year.
There are three groups from the draw that was held in Asmara earlier this month.Most of the teams are neighbours of Eritrea along with the East African sides like Kenya, Burundi, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania.
According to CECAFA General Secretary, Nicholas Musonye, the aim of the tournament is to develop talents at the grassroot level which is the basic stage in the development of a player.
The result of draw is as follows:
Group A – Eritrea, Kenya, Burundi, Somalia
Group B – Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, South Sudan
Group C – Tanzania, Sudan, Djibouti 0
The South Sudan U15 Junior Bright Stars are off to Eritrea for the 2019 CECAFA U15 Challenge. South Sudan is in group B along side Rwanda Ethiopia and Uganda .
Their opening fix will be on Sat 17th Aug, 2019 against Rwanda Before facing Uganda on Tue 20th