Uganda will learn her group fate on Friday June 25th as CECAFA will conduct the draws for the U-23 Challenge Cup.
The CECAFA Executive Director Auka Gacheo revealed that the draws for the regional tournament will be conducted on Zoom on Friday.
This year’s tournament , that will be played in the Ethiopian town of Bahir Dar between July 3-18th, bars players who are over 23 years and less than 18 years.
The players who are eligible to play in the tournament must have been born on or after January 1, 1998 and the lower limit must be at least 18 years by the end of the Calendar year in which the competition is played.
But the regulations gives a threshold of three overage players.
Federation Of Uganda Football Association ( FUFA) revealed that it will feature it’s U-20 Hippos National team that performed wonders at this year’s U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.
And Head Coach Morely Byekwaso has already a summoned a squad of 40 players to begin preparations as Uganda seek to defend the crown they won in 2019 as hosts.
However, Ugandan’s preparations have been severly disrupted by the imposed 42-days Covid19 lockdown.
By Tuesday all the CECAFA members with the expectation of Rwanda and Somalia had confirmed participation. Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Kenya, and DR Congo have confirmed participation.