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Djibouti Withdraws From Hosting Cecafa Women Tourney

Djibouti will not be hosting this year’s CECAFA Women tournament, CECAFA has confirmed.

“Djibouti Football Federation has officially communicated that they will not be able to host the CECAFA Women’s Challenge Cup 2021,” reads a statement from CECAFA.

“Youssouf Ahmed Mahamoud, the Secretary General of the Djibouti Football Federation communicated the development in a letter dated October 28th.”

The Cecafa Women’s Championship is a football tournament for teams from Eastern Africa organized by Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA).

The tournament was meant to take place from December 3-18th at the El Hadj Hassan Gouled Stadium.

The tournament was last held in 2019 and Uganda finished third after beating Burundi 2-0 in the losers match.

Kenya are the defending champions. It was not held last year due to Covid19.

The CECAFA Board will meet to deliberate about Djibouti’s communication and find if another Member Association will be ready to host the competition.

(Additional reporting from CECAFA Website)

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