Kenya’s Harambee Junior Stars soccer team has been pooled in Group A of the upcoming Cecafa U-15 Challenge Cup set to be held in Eritrea from August 16 to September 1. Kenya is joined by Eritrea, Burundi and Somalia in the pool. Pool B has Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Rwanda. While, pool C comprises of Tanzania Djibouti and Sudan. Top three teams will each qualify from pools A and B to the quarter finals and will be joined by the top two teams from pool C.
Kenya will kick off her campaign on August 16, 2019, against Somalia. The final, meanwhile, has been slated for September 1, 2019. The U15 team, meanwhile, has been in residential camp on a homeschooling program since the turn of the year at the FKF National Center of Excellence. The team takes part in the FKF Elite Youth League and will be looking forward to their first major international assignment at the U15 level.
Earlier in 2017, the Junior Stars took part in the Southampton Cup U13 category in England, winning the Shield Trophy.
Here are the pools and full fixtures:
CECAFA U15 POOLS
|1||Kenya vs Somalia||Friday, August 16, 2019||2.00pm|
|2||Burundi vs Kenya||Monday, August 19, 2019||2.00pm|
|3||Eritrea vs Kenya||Friday, August 23, 2019||4.30pm|
|4||Quarter Finals||August 27 & 28, 2019|
|5||Semi Finals||Friday, August 30, 2019|
|6||Finals||Sunday, September 1, 2019|
Here are the CECAFA U-15 Fixtures for Rwanda
Rwanda vs South Sudan (August 17, 2019, 16:30)
Ethiopia vs Rwanda (August 20, 2019, 14:00)
Uganda vs Rwanda (August 24, 2019, 14:00)