Rwanda's U23s are expected to cut short their training camp after the federation declared their withdrawal
Rwanda's national football team has withdrawn from the tournament. The U23s will not participate in the Council of East and Central African Football Associations (CECAFA) tournament. This competition is scheduled to take place in Bahir-Dar, Ethiopia, from 17 to 23 July. The Rwandan Football Association (FERWAFA) announced this on Friday, July 9 via a press release.
The same note informs that the women's team of Scandinavia FC which was to participate in the qualifiers of the Champions League of the CECAFA zone, is also withdrawn. Scandinavia was in group C with Vihiga Queens (Kenya) and FAD Club (Djibouti).
FERWAFA's decision follows the exponential rise of covid-19 in the region and the presence in Rwanda of the variant Delta. The Football Federation announces that the health and safety of athletes and officials remains its priority.