Rwanda U-20 team start preps ahead of 2nd leg against Uganda

Rwanda U-20 national team start their preparations on Sunday ahead of the second leg match against Uganda in the 2017 African Youth Championship first qualification round scheduled for April 23 in Kampala.

CAF U-20 qualifiers

April 23: 2nd leg: 
Uganda vs Rwanda

 

Rwanda U-20 national team start their preparations on Sunday ahead of the second leg match against Uganda in the 2017 African Youth Championship first qualification round scheduled for April 23 in Kampala.

 

The team will be residing at La Palisse Hotel Nyandungu as they hold double training sessions at Amahoro stadium training ground.

 

Over the past few days, head coach Jean-Baptiste Kayiranga has been working with new players whom he wants to add into the team to boost their qualification hopes.

The winner between these two sides will meet Egypt at home in the second round on the weekend of May 20-22 for the first leg before the second leg in Cairo on the weekend of June 10-12.

Speaking to Sunday Sport, Kayiranga, whose team was held to a 1-1 draw in the first leg, last month, said that, “We want to do our best to win the second leg. It will be tough but we have to prepare well in order to get better result in Kampala.” 

The home side scored through forward Blaise Itangishaka, who headed in captain Savio Nshuti’s cross while striker Edrissa Lubega equalized for the visitors.

Twenty (20) teams will be involved in the opening round, with eyes on the places in the second round and eventually the final lap, where seven teams will qualify to join the hosts Zambia for the final tournament.

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