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Rwanda drawn against Tanzania in Group A at Cecafa U-20 Cup

Head coach Vincent Mashami gives instructions to Amavubi U-20 players during the qualifiers for the 2018 Africa U-20 Cup Nations. / Photo: File.

Rwanda’s junior football team has been placed in Group A at the upcoming Cecafa U-20 Cup, which is slated from November 22 to December 5 in Tanzania.

The junior wasps make Group A alongside hosts Tanzania, Somalia and Djibouti.


The inclusion of Rwanda put end to weeks-long speculations that Rwanda would snub the regional tournament reportedly due to lack of funding.


Meanwhile, Rwanda will host the Cecafa U-17 Cup from December 13-23. Umuganda Stadium, in Rubavu District, and Huye Stadium – in Huye District – will host the tournament.


The winning teams, in both U-17 and U-20 tourneys, will represent the Cecafa region in the Africa Cup of Nations of the respective age brackets.

Cecafa U-17 groups:

Group A: Rwanda, Eritrea and South Sudan

Group B: Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya

Group C: Sudan, Djibouti and Tanzania

Cecafa U-20 groups:

Group A: Tanzania, Rwanda, Somalia and Djibouti

Group B: Burundi, Eritrea, South Sudan and Uganda

Group C: Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan.

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