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CECAFA senior challenge: Kenya to face Libya in pool A

Kenya will face 2014 Africa nations Champions (CHAN) champions Amavumbi Stars of Libya in this year’s Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (Cecafa) Senior Challenge Cup in pool A according to the fixture released on Thursday.

But the hosts Kenya will first tackle the east Africa Community (EAC) nation Rwanda in the opening fixture at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on December 3.

Cecafa Secretary General Nicholas Musonye and the tournament’s local organizing chairman Herbert Mwachiro released the draw and Kenya will face Libya who are a guest team.

On the same day, Libya will be playing Tanzania at the same venue at 2pm in pool A fixture that also has Zanzibar.

After Rwanda clash, Kenyan team will be playing Libya (th December) Zanzibar (9th December) and Tanzania (11th).

The tournament has been divided in two groups of five teams each with the top two sides in each of the groups progressing to the semis.

Defending champions Uganda headline Pool B alongside guests Zimbabwe, Burundi, Ethiopia and South Sudan.

CECAFA DRAW

Group A: Kenya, Libya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Rwanda

Group B: Uganda, Zimbabwe, Burundi, Ethiopia, South Sudan

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