New Generations to open against South Sudan’s Yei Joint Stars
Zanzibar’s representatives New Generations FC will open their campaign in the 2021 CECAFA Women’s Champions League qualifiers against Yei Joint Stars on August 29th.
The zonal qualifiers will take place in the Kenyan capital Nairobi between August 28th to September 9th.
After battling the South Sudan side, the Zanzibar women’s team will take on Commercial Bank of Ethiopia in their second Group B match on September 1st at the Kasarani Stadium.
New Generations FC will battle Kenyan side Vihiga Queens in the last group game on September 3rd at Nyayo Stadium.
Accoring to the fixture released on Friday, Uganda’s Lady Doves FC will face FAD FC (Djibouti) in the opening Group A match on August 28th at the Nyayo Stadium. The second game on the same day will see PVP FC (Burundi) battle Tanzania’s Simba Queens FC.
The CECAFA Executive Director, Auka Gecheo said they expect a very competitive tournament which will have the women’s teams battle for the first time in a Champions League tournament.
The group matches will end on September 3rd, before the semi-finals are played on September 6th and final three days later.
The winner from the CECAFA qualifiers will join the other seven to battle in the 2021 TotalEnergies Women’s Champions League to held in Egypt.
Group A: Lady Dove FC (Uganda), PVP FC (Burundi), Simba Queens (Tanzania), FAD FC (Djibouti)
Group B: Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (Ethiopia), Yei Joint Stars (South Sudan), Vihiga Queens (Kenya)