Africa makes a stop in Kenya for the 2019 Copa Coca Cola African Cup of Nations

Over the next one week, continental focus will be trained on Kenya, as the country prepares to host one of the biggest youth tournaments in Africa – the second edition of the Copa Coca Cola U16 African Cup of Nations tournament.

The tournament, a showcase of skill and talent targeted at moulding the next generation of stars is set to start on Monday 2 and run through to Thursday 5 December in Thika.

Defending champs

After a successful inaugural edition of the competition, which Kenya emerged winners in the tournament hosted in Nakuru, the host nation will be looking to retain the title, challenged for by 11 other nations.

Apart from Kenya, the other participating nations will be Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Angola, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Burkina Faso and Namibia.

20 matches

In the tournament run by Coca Cola in conjunction with the Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA), a total of 20 matches will be played across the four days.

The teams will be divided in four pools of three teams each with the top two in each pool advancing to the knockout stages.