Rwanda U-20 1-3 Glasse
THE under-20 national team started their preparations for the 2013 Francophone Games with a 3-1 loss to French amateur side Racing Club Grasse on Saturday in Antibes, Nice, France.
APR youngster Maxime Sekamana scored the opening goal for the Junior Wasps, who held onto the lead until head coach Richard Tardy made several changes to give all the players a chance to feature. Grasse benefited from defensive errors to score three goals in the last five minutes.
The Under-20 team will take on Rocheville, another French amateur side on Wednesday before winding up their preparations against Morocco U-20 national team on September 2.
Rwanda, which will be making their debut in the football competition, was drawn in Group D, along with the hosts France, Congo Brazzaville and Canada.
Group A is made up of Cote d’Ivoire, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo and Niger; Group B has Gabon, Senegal, Haiti, and Lebanon; while Cameroon, Morocco, Burkina Faso and Chad will battle it out in Group C.