Academie Tchite vs AS Kigali (Agg. 0-1)
AS Kigali travel to Bujumbura today for their CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round return leg clash against Burundi’s Academie Tchite FC due to be played on Sunday at Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium.
Andre Gasambungo’s team get on pitch with a 1-0 advantage in Sunday’s game and know a draw is enough to see them through to the first round. The Rwandan Peace Cup winners got their winning goal through striker Bodo Ndikumana.
The City of Kigali-sponsored side will be boosted by the return to full fitness of key midfielder Muhamed Mushimiyimana, who got injured in the league match against APR three weeks ago.
“We are going there for a win and it’s my responsibility to put out a team capable of sailing through to the first round,” Gasambungo told Times Sport on Wednesday.
He added, “To win the game over there is my wish and if we do that it will be a dream come true for this club and Rwandan football in general.”
“We got a good result at home but it’s a narrow lead (1-) and we can’t afford to sit back and try to defend it, we must be positive in our approach. We did not know much about this team before the first leg, but now we know them.”
If AS Kigali progress past the qualifying round, they will face Alhly Shandy of Sudan in the first round.