We are ready for Zambia, vows skipper Rucogoza

2012 London Olympic Games 2nd-round qualifyingSelected fixturesZambia vs RwandaSouth Africa vs LibyaUganda vs CongoBurkina Faso vs DRCNigeria vs E. GuineaGhana vs SudanCameroon vs Tanzania RWANDA’s Olympic team is ready to give their best to get victory on Sunday when they play away to Zambia in the 2012 Olympic Games second-round qualifier, team captain Aimable Rucogoza has vowed.The hard tackling Rayon Sport centre-back told Times Sport yesterday before departure that the team is on confidence going into the first leg tie in Lusaka.
READY TO BATTLE: The U-23 team captain Aimable Rucogoza believes Rwanda has  a good chance to beat Zambia  in Lusaka. (File photo)
READY TO BATTLE: The U-23 team captain Aimable Rucogoza believes Rwanda has a good chance to beat Zambia in Lusaka. (File photo)

2012 London Olympic Games
2nd-round qualifying
Selected fixtures

Zambia vs Rwanda
South Africa vs Libya
Uganda vs Congo
Burkina Faso vs DRC
Nigeria vs E. Guinea
Ghana vs Sudan
Cameroon vs Tanzania

RWANDA’s Olympic team is ready to give their best to get victory on Sunday when they play away to Zambia in the 2012 Olympic Games second-round qualifier, team captain Aimable Rucogoza has vowed.

The hard tackling Rayon Sport centre-back told Times Sport yesterday before departure that the team is on confidence going into the first leg tie in Lusaka.

“We had enough training sessions together with the coaches, and am quite positive that this team is in the right position physically and mentally to win in Zambia,” he noted.

Eric Nshimiyimana’s team leaves for Zambia on Friday morning aboard Kenya Airways. They are expected in Lusaka in the afternoon.

Rwanda and other 24 other countries begin their campaign at the second round. The seven winners from the first round advanced to this group. The 16 winners from the second round will be drawn into four groups of four.

The best three placed winners of each continent will advance to the Olympic Games while the fourth winner will go for a play-off with an Asia Football Confederation team for a final slot at the Olympics.

U-23 team:
Emery Mvuyekure, Patrick Rutayisire, Annuar Kibaya, Aimable Rucogoza, Eric Habimana, Hegman Ngoma, Djamal Mwiseneza, Abdoulkarim Gashugi, Aprodis Hategikimana, James Tubane, Yussuf Ndayishimiye, Amin Mwizerwa, Yahaya Ugirumurengera, Innocent Habyarimana, Djuma Niyonkuru, Jimmy Mbaraga, Tumaine Ntamuhanga and Fabrice Twagizimana.

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