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COSAFA U-17: Uganda get tournament underway with Zambia test.

The fixtures for the 2019 edition of the Council for Southern Africa Football Association (COSAFA) women’s Under 17 championship to be held in Mauritius have been released.

Uganda U-17 women national team, who were invited as guests for the tournament will kick off with a clash against Zambia at St. Francois Xavier stadium in Port Louis on September 20th.

This is the first time the U-17 women tournament is held under COSAFA, after the association successfully held the senior and U-20 women competitions in recent years.

The tournament will contain eight teams, including hosts Mauritius, South Africa, Zambia, Comoros, Botswana, Madagascar, Seychelles and guests Uganda.

The St. Francois will be used as the primary ground for the entirety of the tournament, though Mauritius technical center will be used as the second venue when the final group games are played.

Uganda placed in Group A, will come back in action on 22nd and 24th against Mauritius and Comoros respectively to complete their group stage games.

Group stage matches will be played between September 20-25, with three points awarded for a win and one for a draw.

The top two teams in each group advance to the semifinals, which will both take place on September 27. The semi-final winners will face off in the final while the losers will play in the third-place play-off match.

The tournament will provide a good test and proving ground for newly appointed national U-17 coach Ayub Khalifa.

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