Kenya’s Emerging Stars to kick-off campaign against Djibouti

Kenya’s Emerging Stars to kick-off campaign against Djibouti

Kenya’s Emerging Stars have been pooled in Group C with Djibouti and South Sudan in the upcoming CECAFA U23 Championships set to kick off on Sunday, July 18, 2021, in Ethiopia

Group A is comprised of defending Champions Uganda, Tanzania, and DR Congo, while Group B will have hosts Ethiopia, Burundi, and Eritrea.

The top teams in each of the three groups will proceed to the tournament’s semi-finals, alongside one best runners up.

Meanwhile, Emerging Stars held their final training session today, ahead of the CECAFA U23 Championship at Nyayo Stadium before they travel to Ethiopia on Wednesday for the regional tournament.

During their morning training session, Coach Stanley Okumbi exuded confidence in his team’s preparations and is hopeful of a positive result.

“We have had a good session in camp and believe we are capable of attaining a positive result in the regional tournament,” said Coach Stanley Okumbi.


Group A: Uganda, Tanzania, DR Congo

Group B: Ethiopia (hosts), Burundi, Eritrea

Group C: Djibouti, South Sudan, Kenya


CECAFA U23 Championships Fixtures

Uganda vs DR Congo (Sunday, July 18, 2021, Ethiopia)

Ethiopia vs Eritrea (Sunday, July 18, 2021, Ethiopia)

Djibouti vs Kenya (Monday, July 19, 2021, Ethiopia)

Burundi vs Eritrea (Wednesday, July 21, 2021, Ethiopia)

South Sudan vs Kenya (Thursday, July 22, 2021, Ethiopia)

Tanzania vs DR Congo (Thursday, July 22, 2021, Ethiopia)

Ethiopia vs Burundi (Saturday, July 24, 2021, Ethiopia)

Djibouti vs South Sudan (Sunday, July 25, 2021, Ethiopia)

Uganda vs Tanzania (Sunday, July 25, 2021, Ethiopia)


Winner Group A vs Best runner up (Wednesday, July 28, 2021, Ethiopia)

Winner Group B vs Winner Group C (Wednesday, July 28, 2021, Ethiopia)


Third place Playoff (Friday, July 30, 2021, Ethiopia)

Final (Friday, July 30, 2021, Ethiopia)

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