2015 AYC Qualifiers: Rwanda team given bye into second round

RWANDA U-20 team has qualified to the second round of the 2015 Africa Youth Championships after the withdrawal of South Sudan, according to the Confederation of African Football.

Friendly Match: Wed
Rwanda vs Burundi

RWANDA U-20 team has qualified to the second round of the 2015 Africa Youth Championships after the withdrawal of South Sudan, according to the Confederation of African Football.

In a statement to the Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa), Shereen Arafa, Director of CAF’s competitions department said, “We regret to inform you the withdrawal of South Sudan from the qualifying round of the Africa Youth Championships which will be held in Senegal.”

“This is to inform you that Rwanda has qualified to the next round of the competition,” added Arafa.

Richard Tardy’s team, which entered camp yesterday, is scheduled to face Burundi tomorrow in a friendly match. With Rwanda already qualified to the next round, Burundi will use the game to prepare for their tie against Djibouti.

Valencia academy trio of midfielder Anderson Neza, right back Yves Rwigema and striker Fiston Nkizingabo arrived in the country yesterday, while Pacifique Shema, who features for French third division side US Orléans and Arsenal academy midfielder Alfred Mugabo are expected to arrive today. 

Rwanda will face Gabon in the second round in May where the winner will take on the victor between Sierra Leone/Guinea and Ghana in the final qualifying round. 

Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, DR Congo, South Africa and Zambia all got byes into the second round.

 

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