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CECAFA Women's U-20 Championship To Be Played Under Closed Doors – FUFA

Although fans would wish to support the Uganda girls as they tussle it out with other countries in the region, Nakiwala made it clear that only players and accredited officials will be allowed to access the games. She maintained that strict COVID-19 Standard operating Procedures will be observed.
Nakiwala Kiyingi, chairperson local organising committee of the tournament when she was addresing the media

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The CECAFA Women's U-20 Championship is set to take place at the FUFA Technical centre in Njeru from 30th October to 9th November 2021.

The Local organizing committee (LOC) led by its chairperson Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi has revealed that the games will entirely be played behind closed doors. The development was confirmed during a press conference held today at the FUFA House in Mengo.

Although fans would wish to support the Uganda girls as they tussle it out with other countries in the region, Nakiwala made it clear that only players and accredited officials will be allowed to access the games. She maintained that strict COVID-19 Standard operating Procedures will be observed.

“We know how much the fans are missing the beautiful game but we also need to be mindful of the prevailing Government, CAF, FIFA and FUFA guideline on prevention of the spread of COVID-19. The strict COVID-10 Protocols will be observed during the entire tournament," stated  Nakiwala.

She however said the organizing committee is in advance stages to secure a broad cast partner that will help all Ugandans access the games live on Television.

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Jamil Ssewanyana, a CAF Security officer who will be the head of security committee at the tournament also made it clear that, the organizers will follow the FIFA protocols, adding that all participating teams will be kept in bubbles with no access to the public until the end of the tournament. 

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Nakiwala confirmed that the first teams Djibouti and Eritrea will arrive today, while the Tanzanian team is expected tomorrow. The other teams that will take part in the Championship include; Uganda, Burundi and Ethiopia.

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Uganda U-20 team is already in a residential camp at the FUFA Technical cente in Njeru under the watchful eyes of coach Ayubu Khalifa Kiyingi. 

Uganda's CECAFA U-20 team this month eliminated Kenya 10-3 on aggregate in the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup qualifiers.

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