The 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup local organising committee have altered the initial schedule, however, the kickoff dates remain December 7-19.
Ethiopia pulled out recently and that left only nine nations that will take part.
Consequently, two groups, instead of the initial three have been formed – Group A where Uganda is part, having five countries while B that has defending champions Kenya has four countries.
Uganda will face Burundi after the opener between Djibouti and Somalia on December 7.
The games will be played at StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo instead of Njeru and Bugembe in Jinja as it was initially communicated.
The tourney, oldest in Africa, has been held disjointly – missing out in 2018, 2016 and 2014.
Uganda have won the touney for a record 14 times – 1973, 1976, 1977, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015.
Group A – Uganda, Burundi, Eritrea, Somalia, Djibouti
Group B – Tanzania, Sudan, Kenya, Zanzibar.