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Women’s team to participate in regional tournament

Author : Ayuen Panchol | Published: Thursday, October 24, 2019

Aweil State Women's Football team pose for a picture before a match in Juba in Oct 2019 | Credit | Kelly Abale

South Sudan will join eight other East African countries for next month’s Council of East and Central African Football Associations (CECAFA) senior women challenge cup in Tanzania.

CECAFA Secretary General Nicholas Musonye revealed that the countries have made their confirmation in participating in the tournament.

“We have received confirmation from eight countries and we are making all preparations to have a successful tournament,” Said Nicholas.

The Tanzania Football Federation and CECAFA have proceeded to make formal application to FIFA through CAF for funds to run the event.

The fixtures and related information about the event will be shared with all the participants before the end of this week, according to Musonye.

Tanzania will host this regional tournament between November 14-23 in the capital Dar es Salaam.

The other seven countries include; Uganda, Burundi, Djibouti, Zanzibar, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan. Tanzania is the tournament’s defending champion.

The two other CECAFA tournaments – senior men challenge Cup and CECAFA U-17 women tourney – will be held in Uganda between 1st to 19th December 2019.

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