Djibouti has withdrawn from hosting the 2021 CECAFA Women’s Challenge Cup which was set to take place from December 3-18th at the El Hadj Hassan Gouled Stadium.


According to the regional body, the Djibouti Football Federation has officially communicated on the same with the move coming due to the rehabilitation of the stadium.


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“We regret to inform you that following the meeting of the Board of Directors dated Tuesday, October 26, 2021, it was decided that the tournament of the senior Women’s teams scheduled in Djibouti for the period from 03 to 18th December has been canceled due to the rehabilitation of the Stadium El Hadj Hassan Gouled,” Youssouf Ahmed Mahamoud, the Secretary-General of the Djibouti Football Federation stated in a letter sent to the Auka Gecheo, Executive Director of CECAFA.


Auka however stated that the body’ Board will meet to deliberate about Djibouti’s communication and find if another Member Association will be ready to host the competition.


Kenya’s Harambee Starlets are the defending champions of the competition after defeating Tanzania in 2019 when the event was last held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


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