Djibouti pull out of Cecafa U-15 Challenge Cup

By Mustafa Magid

MirrorSportAfrica, Asmara

Djibouti have pulled out of the inaugural Cecafa U-15 Challenge Cup which kicks off in Asmara, Eritrea on Friday.

Nicholas Musonye, Secretary General of the Council of East and Central African Football Associations (Cecafa) communicated the latest development on Wednesday at Sunshine Hotel in Asmara.

“We are now remaining with 10 teams in the tournament and will make sure the two remaining in Group C join the two groups A and B so that every team plays four games in the group stage,” said Musonye.

Teams from Somalia, Sudan and Somalia have already arrived in Eritrea, while the rest are expected to jet-in on Thursday.

“We expect a very competitive tournament which will help the youngsters in the region shape up at a competitive level ahead of the 2021 Afcon U-17 qualifiers,” added Musonye.

The Cecafa U-15 Challenge Cup will be the first ever U-15 competition hosted in Africa. The tournament is supported by FIFA and the hosts Eritrea.

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