KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
The Federation of Uganda Football
Associations (FUFA) on Saturday confirmed that the U-17
team will take part in the 2018 CECAFA U-17 Championship
in Bujumbura, Burundi.
send our national U-17 team for the Championship because
such events give our youngsters good exposure,” Edgar
Watson, the Uganda FA Chief Executive Officer told
have the chance to defend the title they won in 2009
when it was last held in Sudan.
Musonye, the secretary general of the Council for East
and Central African Football Associations (CECAFA)
confirmed that the championship will take place April
confirmed that the world football governing body, FIFA
will boost the event with financial assistance.
to have a very competitive tournament since most of our
members have good U-17 teams that have been eager to
play competitive football. I think all member nations
will be eager to send their teams,” added Msuonye.
countries expected to have teams for the competition
include Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania,
Zanzibar, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti,
Somalia and Eritrea.
U-17 tournament, the regional body hopes to stage the
CECAFA Women’s Championship, Kagame CECAFA Club
Championship and the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup.