All that remains is the official launch of the competition, which start on Sunday 18 July (and run until 31 July), in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. In the meantime, the Organizing Committee of the CECAFA U23 Challenge Cup has indeed unveiled on Thursday the calendar.
Group A, DRC and Uganda will open the competition on Sunday at 11:00 GMT. Then, Ethiopia and Eritrea, the first match in group B. Nine countries will take part in the tournament, divided into three groups of three teams.
At the end of the first round, only the first of each group will qualify for the semi-finals. In addition to the best third-placed team.
CECAFA is the Council of East and Central African Football Associations.
Composition of the groups
Group A: DRC, Uganda, Tanzania
Group B: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Burundi
Group C: Kenya, Djibouti, South Sudan