Rayon Sports captain warns against complacency ahead of CAF return tie

Wednesday
Costa Do Sol vs Rayon Sports 7:00pm

Rayon Sports skipper Eric ‘Bakame’ Ndayishimiye has warned his teammates against complacency during the second leg of the CAF Confederations cup tie against Costa Do Sol that is slated for Wednesday at Estadio Nacional do Zimpeto stadium in Maputo.

The Blues leave for Maputo today as they bid to become the first Rwandan team to reach the group stages of any CAF organised tournament.

Rayon Sports defeated the Mozambican side 3-0 in the first leg at Kigali stadium last week. Burundian striker Hussein ‘Tchabalala’ Shabani scored a brace while midfielder Kevin Muhire added another to give the league leaders an edge over their opponents.

Ndayishimiye, who will be 30 in June says that his team should learn from what happened in the Champions league when European giants were defeated after having a commanding lead and how Real Madrid were almost dumped out too.

 “I told my colleagues that they should ignore people who are calling us favourities because like what we saw in the Champions league, it is easy for a team to come back from a 3-0 loss to overturn the tie. We need to approach the match in the same we did in the first leg,” Ndayishimiye said.

Rayon Sports need a goalless draw or not lose by more than 2 goals while Costa do Sol needs to score four times without reply to eliminate Rayon Sports. The match will be officiated by Burundian referees Thierry Nkurunziza, Shabani Niyungeko and Ramadhan Nijimbere.

The winner of the two-legged tie will advance to the group stage of the continent’s second biggest club competition.

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