Nigeria will be good test, says Tardy
Rwanda U-20 vs Nigeria U-20 3:30pm
Rwanda vs Mali
RWANDA’s U-20 head coach Richard Tardy believes playing against Nigeria’s Flying Eagles will be a good test for his young side before facing Mali in the Africa Youth Championship qualifier due on Sunday.
The match against Rwanda is part of the Flying Eagles’ preparation for the 2013 Africa Youth Championship qualifier against Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Heroes on July 28 in Dar es Salaam.
Tardy told Times Sport yesterday, “It is a good preparation game. It will be a tough game but we’re looking forward to it”.
He added, “Nigeria plays more like Mali and this game will be a good indicator on what to expect when we play Mali on Sunday”.
Apart from Belgium-based footballer Salomon Nirisarike and injured Andrew Buteera, Tardy has a full-fit squad ready to test the Flying Eagles.
The Junior Wasps have already beaten the Ngorongoro Heroes of Tanzania twice in friendly matches played last week.
The Flying Eagles arrived in the country last night with a 20-man squad dominated by players from the Nigeria Premier League.
Algeria are the hosts of the 2013 AYC and seven teams are expected to reach the championship next year after two-legged games are concluded in August.
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