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Eritrea hosts CECAFA under-15 football tournament

The first Central and Eastern Confederation of African Football Association (CECAFA) under 15 football tournament was officially opened today, 16 August in the Asmara Stadium here in the capital.

Asmara, 16 August 2019–The first Central and Eastern Confederation of African Football Association (CECAFA) under 15 football tournament was officially opened today, 16 August in the Asmara Stadium here in the capital.

At the opening ceremony, high Government officials, Secretary General of CECAFA Mr. Nicholas Musonye, and Executive of the CECAFA under-15 tournament Ms. Doris Petra as well as heads of Sports Commissions and national sports federations took part.

In an initial match of the cup, the Kenyan Soccer Team defeated its Somali counterpart 3-1. In a second match conducted between the national teams of Eritrea and Burundi, the national team of Burundi defeated the Eritrean soccer team 2-1.

At the 1st CECAFA Under 15 tournament national soccer teams from 10 Central and Eastern African countries including Eritrea, Burundi, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Tanzania are participating and the tournament will continue until August 30.

It is to be recalled that Eritrea hosted the 2010 CECAFA under-20 tournament.

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