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CAF African Schools Football Championships: SMASK dominate day one as Kawempe Muslim draw

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Uganda kick started their CAF African schools football championship CECAFA zonal  qualifiers title defense in Kenya at the Kasirani Annex Stadium on Monday.

Last year, Mityana side – Royal Giants High School represented the country in the Zonal U15 qualifier tournament which they eventually won in Tanzania.

This time round, the Pearl of Africa was represented by St Mary’s Senior Secondary School, Kitende on the side of the boys, playing two matches against Somalia and Burundi in the first day.

However, the Kitende side had a flying start as they humbled the two country schools dominating Somalia 3-0 and beating Burundi 2-0 thanks to a brace from Wanyama Simon.

SMASK playing against Burundi.

SMASK will further play against Tanzania and Kenya on Tuesday, 12th December, and lastly Rwanda the next day with all games at the Kasarani Annex Stadium.

In the girls, Kawempe Muslim School (Uganda representative on the girl’s side) played their first game against Alliance high school of Tanzania and achieved a goalless draw.

The girls will play their second game on Tuesday against Burundi and Rwanda, the two teams who also played out a barren draw on day 1(Monday).

For the tournament, all matches are being played for 50 minutes with the second first and second half being made up of 25 minutes with an aim of adopting a league format providing increased playing opportunities for the participating teams as shared by Youssuf Mossi, the Director of CECAFA competitions. 

All finals (boys and girls) will be played on on Wednesday 13th December between the second and first team at the Kasarani Main Pitch on different times.

With all done, the qualifying teams will proceed to second edition of the African schools football championship that is set to be played in Egypt.

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